Sunday, August 3, 2008

England: Liverpool Keane on Having a Barry Good Season?

With the start of the Premier League campaign just two weeks away, Liverpool are positioning themselves nicely to end a league title drought that dates back to 1990. That may not seem like a long time for fans of the Chicago Cubs or Detroit Lions, but for LFC fans, it feels like an eternity, especially with arch-rival Manchester United closing in on their record of 18 league titles.

Earlier this week Rafa Benitez pried Irish National Ream captain Robbie Keane away from Tottenham. That move, while bolstering the Reds attack, seemed to put an end to hopes of the long-rumored Gareth Barry transfer from Aston Villa. But Saturday reports surfaced that the deal is very much alive, with Villa boss Martin O'Neill resigned to the fact that his captain wants a change.

Meanwhile, on the field, Liverpool's other new additions looked like they'll be season-long difference-makers in the Reds 4-0 exhibition win over Glasgow Rangers Saturday. Newcomers David Ngog from France and Italian left-back called Andrea Dossena joined Gerrard, Torres and company in the easy win. In the stands, Liverpool fans had a slightly tacky yet quite amusing nod to the local supporters (see paragraph three).

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