Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Rumors Swirl Over Reds Ahead CL Final
The Guardian, May 23rd, 2007 3:45PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

If the British press wants to see Liverpool win Wednesday's Champions League final (and you suspect that most would), it's certainly not done the Reds any favors with the endless speculation about who's going where in the offseason. Talk all you want about Man United, Carlos Tevez, Jose Mourinho and any of the other countless EPL rumors, but to insinuate that Rafa Benitez has already planned a clear-out before one of the most important matches in Liverpool and, indeed, English soccer history, can do nothing but harm to Liverpool's chances of winning.

Reports of a Liverpool fire-sale culminated in the speculation that Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o, rumored to be unhappy with life at the Spanish champion, is top of Benitez's shopping list. The Cameroon striker on Wednesday flatly denied the rumors, saying, "I am happy here," he said. "There have been so many lies written about me," he claimed. "In fact, I would say that 99.999% of the things I have read about myself in the papers have been untrue."

Meanwhile, can you imagine being Peter Crouch, Craig Bellamy or Xabi Alonso, reading about how you may be losing your job next season before the most important match of your life? Conjecture may be the British tabloid way, but you'd think they'd be willing to back off ahead of the Champions League final.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Freshmen show off talents in 'fantastic' Big Ten showdown    
No. 8 Wisconsin won a battle of unbeaten Big Ten teams when the Badgers defeated No. ...
American Firm Attempts to Buy Spurs    
U.S. private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises on Friday said it was considering making a takeover ...
PSG's Luiz and Aurier Doubtful     
Paris Saint-Germain's new arrivals David Luiz and Serge Aurier both picked up injuries while on international ...
Monk, Costa Win August EPL Awards     
Swansea City coach Garry Monk was named the English Premier League's Manager of the Month for ...
FFP Fines to be Split Among UCL Clubs    
Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Zenit St. Petersburg's 20 million pound ($32.5 million) fine for breaching ...
Jozy Altidore: Sunderland in 'Transition'    
In an interview with BBC, USA striker Jozy Altidore says that Sunderland is still a team ...
Falcao: 'I Want to Stay Here for Many Years'     
On Thursday, transfer deadline day arrivals Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind were unveiled to the British ...
Ribery: France Retirement Decision is Final     
Contradicting the comments of several top French officials, including UEFA President Michel Platini, Bayern Munich winger ...
Messi's Hometown Bans 'Messi' Name    
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi's hometown of Rosario, Argentina, has passed a law preventing parents from naming ...
Shea Seals Three-Month Birmingham Loan    
USA midfielder Brek Shea has reportedly left Stoke City for Birmingham City on a three-month loan, ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives