Thursday, July 05, 2007

Fernando Torres is Liverpool's New No. 9

From BBC Sport, Liverpool just sealed their biggest deal in the Premiership transfer market through Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid at a club record of 20 million Pound. However, the transfer fee may be much higher, 26.5 million pound according to another report. Nonetheless, Fernando Torres is a very promising player who has great reputation for both his previous club and on international level for Spain. Current Spain manger, Luis Aragones once commented him as a player who "never scores two goals the same". Wuhhuh, how stylish can that be. His appearance will surely improve the club's chance of winning their first Premiership title next season.

Torres is called 'El Nino', or The Kid in Spain because of his baby-face. Image from BBC Sport.

Torres will be wearing jersey No. 9 in Liverpool now, a number previously worn by the best strikers of Liverpool, including Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush. The history of the number alone can tell just how much expectation is being put on Torres's shoulders, or maybe I should say his legs and head.

While Torres joined Liverpool from Spain, another Spanish Liverpool player goes home. Luis Garcia is now off to Atletico Madrid at a transfer fee of 4 million pound. This transfer is said to be part of the deal for Torres to join Liverpool. Garcia in my perception, is a very small frame player, but very versatile and skillful on the pitch. He is perhaps one of the best wingers after Steve McManaman. Among the honors on his report card in Liverpool include the Champions League champions in 2005. Liverpool fans will surely miss him.

A highly unusual Garcia-goal-celebration style, usually he would suck his thumb after scoring XD. Image from