This is going to be a shockingly brief post for me - mostly because I have a wedding to continue getting ready for (just learned to tie a bow tie to complete the look with my seersucker suit....I'm handsome in an old-timey kind of way), but mostly because most of the news surrounding The Reds is complete conjecture. And, since my only sources on the EPL are a couple guys in Buffalo on Twitter, and the latest Google news searches, I'm going to keep this to what I know...which is basically nothing.
So, on to the footy.
With FC Buffalo off until next weekend, and USMNT generally making me want to puke out of frustration (a loss to Panama followed by scratching out a win against GUADALUPE? Even non-fans can probably guess that those are each embarrassing results). much of my attention has been focused on Liverpool and the deals being done and being contemplated at Anfield. Fans already saw that Dalglish was willing to make a splash during the in-season transfer window, as he parlayed the fee he received from Chelsea for a disgruntled and ultimately production-less Fernando Torres into the fees paid to secure Luis Suarez aka El Pistolero, and Andrew Carroll. While Carroll made only brief appearances due to his injury status at the time of the transfer, both players showed themselves to be settling into the "Liverpool way" by the time the EPL season wrapped up.
Word on the interwebs is that King Kenny has been given an even wider latitude with the off-season transfer window. Giddy at the prospect of more and more big splashes though the summer, Liverpool fans have already seen good news over the past couple weeks. First, I give you Jordan Henderson, recent signing from Sunderland:
Other transfer news has LFC rumored to be in on a number of other potential deals - 25 yr old French star Sylvain Marveaux, Serie A defender Christian Zapata (sign him now, please), AC Milan's Antonio Cassano, among others - though each hold varying degrees of likelihood. But, if you're like me, and you love the idea of increasing Liverpool's ranks with quality English talent, the guy you're chomping at the bit for is Charlie Adam.
Needless to say, a lot of exciting times to come over the next few weeks for the Reds. Hopefully the majority of big moves can be made soon, before July 1st. My head may explode if I have to keep track of both EPL and NHL transfers/trades/signings.
And, so this post will feel longer than it really is, another video to take us out. Cheers everyone, and have a fabulous and safe weekend. I'll see you all on the other side of twenty gin and tonics.
And the whole DGWU crew @DGWUSports