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how many next season?Predictions please.Thank you.
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posted Jul 6, 2008
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The main thing is that Torres carries his mercurial form on from the tail end of last season into this one.Obviously, a lot of factors must be taken into account when estimating Torres' goal return next term. How tired will he be following the Euros? What kind of service will he get from those around him? Will defenders be better equipped to stop him next season? Does the player himself have the motivation to continue scoring at such an impressive rate?I would think that Torres will come back from the Euros and start slowly. Naturally. After a demanding tournament, and with barely four weeks rest afforded to him by the Liverpool coaching staff, he may return a little fatigued, and may not get off to the strongest start possible. This may well see Rafa tinker with the forward line during the opening tenure of the season, experimenting with the likes of the highly-gifted Ryan Babel, and others, such as Dirk Kuyt, in attack, to give the Spaniard a bit more time to find his form again.I think the service into Torres will be good next season. With the signing of two speedy, attacking-minded full-backs in Degen and Dossena providing an extra attacking outlet going forward, as well as the likes of Gerrard, Kuyt and Babel, in addition to any new acquisitions Rafa makes this Summer, the ammunition into Torres will surely be good. Last season, alot of Fernando's goals were made by the player himself; hopefully this season will see El Nino given a higher standard of service, seeing him getting on the end of even more chances in and around the eighteen yard box.I think defenders will be better clued up on Torres' play and movement this year. With a wealth of knowledge to call upon after the Spaniard's debut year, defenders will be better equipped to halt him: tracking his runs better and trying to stop the supply into our number nine. This may prove to be the biggest test of Torres' character and ability; he needs to better his opening efforts to succeed this year.I firmly believe the player himself has the motivation to continue to score at such an impressive rate. Still high on the euphoria of winning the Euros with Spain, and with last season's successful campaign in front of goal still fresh in mind, Torres is sure to go into this year full of confidence. Fortunately, he strikes me as a player with a lot of maturity, who will not be content to rest on his laurels; he will only want to better last seasons goal haul, and the only motivation he needs is to win trophies with Liverpool Football Club.The way in which Torres needs to improve himself is by working hard to continue developing his overall game, as well as scoring more goals away from Anfield next year. I believe he can achieve this by remaining injury-free, getting a consistent run of games in a settled side as well as having the goal-scoring burden on him relieved slightly by worthier contributions from the likes of Babel and Kuyt, as well as Gerrard and Benayoun, in addition to Voronin, Nemeth, etc. and Barry, as well as any other new signings that Rafa might make during the Summer.Undoubtedly, Torres is a fantastic talent. The most gifted player seen at Anfield in well over twenty years. Key to Liverpool's continue success under Rafael Benitez in the coming seasons is keeping hold of players like Torres, as well as Babel, Mascherano, Agger, Skrtel, Lucas, Reina, etc. to ensure that we are capable of challenging for, and winning, the biggest prizes available to us.For the above reasons, I believe that Fernando Torres will score 30 goals next season. I just feel that he will find this season slightly harder than the previous one. However, I feel that he will score more goals in the league - possibly around the 27-28 mark, and less in the cup competitions as Rafa may use these to rest the talismanic forward - as well as getting more away from Anfield; possibly around 8-10 out of his overall total. There's no doubt Torres has the capacity to better last seasons efforts; although it will prove hard. A task, i'm certain, El Nino is relishing for next season.
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prem 20-25overall 35-40he'll be played far more in the other comps like the c league and fa cup
In all honesty I don't think he will be so fantastic. I'm guessing 25-30 in all competitions, which is obviously still a great achievement.
Hopefully more than he did last season but id be happy with around 30.What i don't hope happens is that if he scores say 25 goals next season in all comps (8 less than last year) , stupid narrow minded people start saying he is not the player of last season. Because 25 goals would still be good. What we all have to remember is that he scored about 2 or 3 hat-ricks consecutively and that will probably not happen again next season. As much as i hope he does, i can't see him beating 33 goals next season. I'd love to be wrong though.
posted Jul 8, 2008
He'll beat his record
50+Don't laugh he really will!
I am a ManU supporter and have been crazy about football since i can remember.I dont like talk about football when it is just fans talk trying to make their team look better, and that is what a lot of the chat on 606 this is.As for Torres at this time i think i may be seeing one of the best strikers ever and maybe a legend in the making.If he lives up to the potential he could break all records this season and liverpool could win the league.From an honest manu supporter, lucky liverpool.
posted Jul 9, 2008
manuforlife2008 - Oh my god, is it actually true? That there are some humble, non-biased Man Utd fans out there? Funnily enough my friend, you have m ore optimism than most Liverpool fans. I doubt we are ready for a title challenge this season, I am looking to the following season to really push for it, otherwise I will have serious doubts over certain people. You never know though, stranger things have happened......
you should get out more
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