Monday, September 27, 2010

Torres Set To Start At Utrecht

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has
hinted that he will not rest
Fernando Torres for Thursday’s
Europa League game against
Dutch side Utrecht.
The Reds continue their
European campaign with a trip
to Holland, ahead of Sunday’s
must-win Premier League
encounter with Blackpool at
Hodgson also said that he may
well play Raul Maeireles and Dirk
Kuyt on Thursday night, after the
trio linked-up well in Saturday’s
2-2 draw with Sunderland.
“It’s on my mind to play Torres,
Raul Meireles and Dirk Kuyt on
Thursday,” said Hodgson. “I think
they’re knitting together well.
“I thought Torres was much,
much different [vs Sunderland] to
the one in the first couple of
“People wanted to see his best
the moment he stepped back on
to the field after the World Cup,
but I said he needed games, he
needed time.
“He was unlucky not to score one
of the goals of the month, with
that magnificent control and
volley that was inaccurately ruled
out for offside.
“It was only Meireles’ second
start and there was another start
for Joe Cole. There are moments
giving me satisfaction but I know
it’s a big job and I can’t just wave
a magic wand and Liverpool will
suddenly dominate English
football again. But there were a
lot of pleasing factors.”
For Dirk Kuyt, it will be a return to
the club he started his career at
in 1998. The Dutch international
only recently recovered from
Utrecht vs Liverpool gets
underway at 6pm this Thursday,
30th September.

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