Trigger: Let it snow, let it snow

As the country shivers in the snow and freezing temperatures, Trigger emerges from his igloo to bring you the latest and greatest round-up of all your essential and not-so-essential news.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28:  Fog shrouds a statue of Billy Fury at the historic Albert Dock on December 28, 2009 in Liverpool, England. Fog across the North West of England has caused traffic delays and flights at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport to be cancelled or diverted as visibility diminished. Forecasters have predicted blizzards and snow as the weather changes overnight throughout England and Wales.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Roy challenges the youngsters

Roy Hodgson has challenged youngsters Danny Wilson, Dani Pacheco and Nathan Eccleston to prove they are ready for the Liverpool first team by asking them to try a new aging cream, wear granny masks and master the fine art of passing the ball sideways and backwards while using one leg only. Only after they have completed this regime will they be considered for first team action. Part of this paragraph isn’t true, make your own mind up which part.

Seriously though, Roy has told that the back four will be Kelly, Kyrgiakos, Wilson and Aurelio. I’d like to see Shelvey and Lucas as a midfield two, with Cole, Babel and Pacheco behind Ngog. Wishful thinking though as I expect Poulsen will start.

Reds squad for Steaua: Pepe Reina, Brad Jones, Martin Hansen, Fabio Aurelio, Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic, Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Ryan Babel, Lucas, Danny Wilson, Christian Poulsen, Jonjo Shelvey, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Pacheco, David Ngog, Martin Kelly, Nathan Eccleston, John Flanagan, Jack Robinson

Remember, it’s an early kick-off tomorrow (6pm) so don’t get caught in the snow on the way home from work. Or just have a snow day, even if you aren’t affected have one anyway, they’re all the rage and work’s over-rated anyway.

Transfer Rubbish

There’s some absolute garbage reports (I use the word loosely) doing the rounds and today’s NewNow headlines have been dominated by two pathetic excuses for websites that just basically make stuff up.

Accordingly then, Keisuke Honda, Scott Dan, Gary Cahill, Reto Ziegler, Darren Bent, Ivan Gonzalez, Carlton Cole and Adil Rami are all on their way to Liverpool. Want to know what’s more depressing than reading that list of mediocre names and imaging some of them in an LFC shirt…? All the reports are featured on the official LFC website. Talk about scraping the barrel.

Say it ain’t so

LFC journo @Andrew_Heaton on Twitter: “Been told by an impeccable source the club are looking to sell Daniel Agger.”

Sounds about right really though. Agger is a ball playing, cultured defender who is comfortable advancing the ball and creating play. We all know that’s not allowed under good old English Roy.

Walk On

Brandon Schlepp is a young filmmaker and LFC fan, he sent us the following short film which he believe captures the spirit of Liverpool fans everywhere.

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Trigger’s Advent Calendar

December’s here and that means one thing, a good old advent calendar…

Trigger’s special calendar will feature a host of fine ladies revolving around a Christmas theme. Day 1 features ‘Cinderalla’.

The Trigger is a new feature each weekday, rounding up the day’s LFC news and anything else of interest from the football world. Trigger takes it’s name from former full-back Rob Jones who spent 8 years at Anfield, making 243 appearances, but never scoring for the Reds. We expect to be just as prolific here.

Ps. Please don’t take me completely seriously.

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