In Thursday morning’s Melwood Today….
- John W. Henry hails Comolli’s first year at Anfield a success…
- Luis Suarez wants to remain at Liverpool beyond the five-year deal he signed..
- More David Villa Anfield Rumours…
- Luis Suarez earns the praise of Daniel Agger
- We also bring you “The England Under 21 Cook-off”
John W. Henry praises Comolli
We begin todays news round up with John W Henry praising the role of Damien Comolli in achieving helping Liverpool ‘re-establish’ a philosophy and he also believes Comolli has an integral role to play in shaping the club’s future.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Henry hailed Comolli’s first year at Anfield a success…
““It’s been a great first year. His accomplishments so far – most of them unseen by people outside the club – have been extremely important. He has organized so much so quickly and so well. Stability, clarity and purpose have been established. A philosophy had been re-established.”
“And just as importantly there is a strong trust that has developed among staff and has been translated into the dressing room. I don’t think it was a gamble (to appoint him) at all.”“
David Villa to Liverpool?
The Metro reported on Wednesday afternoon that Liverpool are chasing the signing of Barcelona’s David Villa… According to Spain’s Premier radio station Cadena SER, Liverpool have made “contact with Villa’s agent in an attempt to establish whether a deal could be brokered” while Barcelona-based newspaper Sport, are also claiming “Liverpool are planning to push ahead with their interest in the Spanish international.”
Villa has made 11 La Liga appearances this season and has 3 goals. The lfconline.com have also reported that “Villa has allegedly become unsettled at the Nou Camp after the club hesitated on offering him a new contract following the signing of Alexis Sanchez in the summer.”
Suarez – “I’m already thinking about staying many more years at Liverpool”
The Mirror Newspaper published an exclusive interview with Luis Suarez yesterday evening in which he states he wants to remain at Liverpool beyond the five-year deal he signed….
“I’ve just started a phase of my career which I always dreamed about and wanted to do, which is to play for Liverpool, I have five years left on my contract and I think beyond that, I’m already thinking about staying many more years at Liverpool.
It’s a club I like. I feel very good about being here, about being in the city. I feel very pleased. It would be difficult to match the atmosphere, hunger for success and glory that this club has at another team.”
Read the full Exclusive Interview over on the Mirror Newspaper online here
Suarez earns the praise of Daniel Agger
Meanwhile, Daniel Agger has been grabbing many headlines these past few days, this weeks official LFC Magazine provides an exclusive interview with Daniel Agger where he praises the form of Luis Suarez claiming there is no striker in the world who plays like our Uruguayan..
“He is so different. I cannot find any other striker that looks like him or plays like him. It’s not because he does any fancy things or anything like that, he just gets the ball in front of goal and creates the chances for himself. Sometimes the way he gets the ball and the way he gets in on goal – you don’t believe it.
“He does it every day in training, so we know how hard he is to play against. People can see every Saturday afternoon that defenders are struggling to keep him at bay.
Interestingly, Suarez has created 19 chances in league competition this term and executed an unrivalled tally of 43 shots. He’s scored 4 League goals (against Sunderland, Arsenal, Wolves and Everton).
The England Under 21 Cook-off
Finally, with Henderson, Kelly and Flanagan all away with the England U21 team, we take a look at Liverpool and Englands U21 new MasterChefs as they prepare for their clash with Iceland on Thursday.
Elsewhere today, St. James’ Park is no longer after Newcastle renamed their famous stadium The Sports Direct Arena, England will wear poppies on their armbands against Spain on Saturday, Carlos Tevez has gone AWOL (again), and Steve Kean has been – ahem – rewarded with a new deal at Blackburn!
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