Let’s forget about all this international football rubbish and remember the Premier League. Yep, you know Man Utd and Arsenal battlin it out for the title of the best team ever. Chelsea chugging along nicely and Liverpool, still in there. But Liverpool must step on it now, if they are going to get anywhere. And here is the man to do it, Fernando Torres (Let’s leave Steven Gerrard aside for a minute, last night proved he can’t win a game on his own). And Torres is at last fighting fit.
Torres has remained in Liverpool over the international break to work on his fitness while the rest of Rafa Benitez’s strikers have been away with their national sides.
And he is ready to go against Newcastle on Saturday. And he will be joined by another injury prone attacker, though not as quite a good one.
Harry Kewell is also in the running for a place in the Liverpool side after coming through 90 minutes of Australia’s friendly with Nigeria on Saturday.
Benitez told the Echo: “It was good to see Harry get 90 minutes. I was talking with him and he said it wasn’t a high tempo game so he was able to get through it.
“Physically he probably still needs to improve his pace and stamina but he is getting there.
“When you talk about Harry then you talk about a player of quality and ability who can make a big difference to our team. He can give different things to us, especially against teams who play deep and compact.”
Is this the start of Liverpool’s push for the title? It better be, now or never and all that.