Friday, August 27, 2010

Mascherano and Meireles

I have totally forgotten that I have a blog! Been busy with final exams and stuff. Now I'm at home in Malaysia and I have also passed my finals. Will start working in September, Inshaallah. :)

The most controversial transfer saga of late would be that of Mascherano's of course. How disgraceful. Rafa Benitez picked him with from West Ham when he was rotting in the reserves and Liverpool made him one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. Sure, family should come first but contract and professionalism are part and parcel of your job as a professional footballer. Do you know how lucky you are to be blessed with such talent and being paid with such ridiculous amount of money?

Regardless, we will definitely miss Monster Masch as a player but honestly I don't think many of us can take all the whining from him and his agent anymore. I wish you all the best in your future undertakings but this kind of attitude has left a dark mark in your Anfield legacy. Fabregas, at 23, seems to handle it better than Mascherano does.

Liverpool move in quickly to replace Mascherano with the capture of Raul Meireles from Porto, subject to medical. While there is not a single doubt that he is a good player, made a good impression in the World Cup and used to playing in Europe, he is a different kind of player to Mascherano. He's some sort like a box-to-box midfielder that takes defensive responsibilities as well. If the rumours are true, and I hope they are, welcome to Liverpool FC Mr. Raul Meireles.