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Liverpool F.C. - Back on the Perch

Started on 1 November 2013 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 31 December 2013 by k1rups
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2013-11-05 20:04#141946 patrick1 : Do you think you'll bring back former Liverpool legends as part of the backroom staff? like hamann, michael owen etc?

Owen is a Liverpool legend? :P
Really nice story so far Glenn, I like how you've chosen Carragher as the manager... I hate LFC, but I love this story! :P
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2013-11-05 21:56#141960 NVDTahir : Really nice story so far Glenn, I like how you've chosen Carragher as the manager... I hate LFC, but I love this story! :P

Thanks, that's a pretty nice compliment :P
Great updates so far but I guess that's what I expect from you Glenn :)
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I'm going to camp for 4 days, so no update for now :(

See you later, readers!

Carra's Journal: Skrtel's Departure



11 August 2013

Martin Skrtel is a very talented defender. I should know, having played alongside Martin since he joined Liverpool in 2008, up until my retirement from football. Martin was also a good friend of mine and I could see that he was a hundred percent committed to Liverpool, a firm Kopite who loved the club.

Unfortunately, with the arrival of so many more defenders, I decided to let Martin leave. It is going to be a fantastic opportunity for him to play in the renowned Champions League again, as his new club is none other than Arsenal. Martin is a fantastic player and selling him to one of our Premier League rivals felt a bit silly, but not looking at it from a selfish point of view, it's going to be brilliant for Martin as he can continue to surround himself with good players as well as play in the Champions League again.

This is my first time telling a player he had to leave the club and it didn't feel very nice. Martin took it well, thanking me and wishing me luck for my debut managerial season. He's a good lad and I'm glad he's gotten the opportunity to play for a club like Arsenal.

His place in defense will be taken up by our new French defender, Mamadou Sakho, who has really been impressing me in pre-season. The new partnership of Mamadou and Daniel will be a deciding factor in whether we can do well this year.

The fans are, understandably, not happy with the transfer. To them, allowing a fan favorite to join a league rival is atrocious. Hopefully they're going to be appeased once I grab my first Premier League win when we play our first league game against Stoke City next week.

After Stoke, it is Southampton, and then Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup. It should be an easy opening month for us, and we are going to gun for the best result in every game.

For Martin, I bid him good luck at Arsenal. Maybe he can establish himself there as a Gunners icon sometime in the future.
I lik dis. Dis iz Good. I lik reading dis. Good luk. *derp*
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I sold Agger in my save . And I am writing a story as Stevie G :P . Nice updates !
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Theres only one Glenn in the mersy! YEAH!
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2013-11-10 21:58#142835 lolbaconboy : I lik dis. Dis iz Good. I lik reading dis. Good luk. *derp*

Are you retarded? :P

2013-11-10 22:53#142856 kazza121 : I sold Agger in my save . And I am writing a story as Stevie G :P . Nice updates !

Yeah I've took a look at your story :) Thanks!

2013-11-11 05:27#142929 TheMS99 : Theres only one Glenn in the mersy! YEAH!

:P
2013-11-11 13:49#142966 Glenn T :
Yeah I've took Taken a look at your story :) Thanks!



Corrected. I always knew Liverpool supporters were retarded.

Pre-Season 2013/14



Jamie Carragher got off to a good start in pre-season, with Liverpool having a hundred percent no loss record, with their only blemish a 1-1 draw against Czech Republic minnows Mlada Boleslav. The Reds went on to secure wins against Northern Irish teams Coleraine, Glenavon and Portadown before returning to Anfield for their last friendly match against Atletico Madrid, whom they beat 2-0. In the pre-season, Carra played youths frequently, with youngsters like Jerome Sinclair, Jordan Ibe and Jordan Rossiter all getting their chance to play.




Friendlies


Mlada Boleslav 1 - 1 Liverpool
Aspas


Coleraine 0 - 3 Liverpool
Suarez
Suarez
Suarez


Glenavon 0 - 4 Liverpool
Aspas
Suarez
Suarez
Alberto


Portadown 0 - 3 Liverpool
Sinclair
Suarez
Suarez


Liverpool 2 - 0 Atletico
Gerrard
Henderson

Player of the Month

Luis Suarez


Luis Suarez scored no less than 7 goals in pre-season with a hat trick in one game and a brace in the other. His suspension for the first few games of the season will probably hurt Liverpool drastically but when he returns, there is no doubt that he will be taking the Premier League by storm once again.
2013-11-11 14:11#142969 edu1878 :
2013-11-11 13:49#142966 Glenn T :
Yeah I've took Taken a look at your story :) Thanks!



Corrected. I always knew Liverpool supporters were retarded.

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Carra's Journal: Emergency Decisions



28 August 2013

With injuries happening left, right and center, I think I have to go back on my previous words and bring in at least one player to help out.

Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson, Jose Enrique, Sebastian Coates and Martin Kelly are all out for a few weeks with injuries and the suspension of Luis isn't helping us. Our squad is getting smaller and smaller, and we need at least one signing to strengthen the midfield with the losses of Jordan and Joe.

We got off to a good start in the league, beating both Stoke City and Southampton and advancing to the next round of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Sheffield Wednesday. But with all these injuries coming through, our season won't be as pleasant. We play Manchester United in about two weeks and I hope to have a new midfielder in the squad by then.

With time running out for transfers to happen, I've narrowed my wishlist down to three players. All three are youths who would serve as capable backup for now - growing to become a first team star in the future.

Will Hughes


Probably the best player out of my three targets - Will Hughes. He's English and he's talented, which makes him an obvious choice. The man is on the verge of winning his first England cap and I think it would be beneficial for him to come to Anfield and learn from the best, Stevie G. The biggest problem would be that Derby do not want to sell at all. Understandably so, with Hughes being one of their best players and all that. But in my opinion Hughes is too good for Derby, and he will have to move on sooner or later... hopefully to Liverpool.

Pedro Obiang


Not a very famous name, but scouts are there for a reason. The talent of Obiang was made known to me by my Spanish scout Pablo Longoria. The lad is only 21 years old but already commands a starting position for Sampdoria in the Serie A. He also has 6 caps for the Spain Under-21s. He looks like an exciting youngster and I think he can do a lot of good for us Reds.

Andrea Bertolacci


Despite not being someone I would like to have over Pedro Obiang and Will Hughes, Andrea Bertolacci is still a great player and someone I have been watching throughout the month. He is a solid first-choice at his club Genoa at the young age of 22 and can cover every position in the center of the field. Although my third choice among these three, the versatile Italian would certainly be welcomed at Anfield.

Carra's First Signings



Liverpool's Jamie Carragher has made his first two managerial signings to kick off the Reds' transfer business on transfer deadline day.

Deadline day morning came and went with the confirmation of Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang and young German goalkeeper Timo Horn's recruitment.

The timing of the Anfield club's injury crisis could not have came at a better time as with the transfer window still open, Carragher still has more time to strengthen the squad.

Obiang, who was purchased from Serie A side Sampdoria for a fee reported to be around £8 million, will fill the void left by the injured Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen.

His fellow summer signing, Horn, is only 20 years old but will have a big part to play in the coming weeks.



Horn was brought over to Anfield after Liverpool activated his release clause of £3.8 million, forcing FC Koln to let go of their young prospect.

The Reds' first-choice keeper Simon Mignolet has been ruled out for a month due to an unfortunate facial injury suffered in training, adding to the growing list of injuries among the first team. The only experienced and fit goalkeeper left at the club is second-choice Brad Jones.



With a big game coming up against Manchester United, Jones and Horn will have to challenge each other for a starting place and the chosen goalkeeper of the two will be important in denying players like Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Carragher is understood to want to add to his midfield options before the transfer window closes, but he will have only 15 hours to do so.

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