Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso has said that his former teammate Steven Gerrard will manage the club someday.
He admits that current coach Jurgen Klopp is excellent in the role but adds that the former Red skipper is destined to manage the club sometime in the future.
The Bayern Munich star said that he was elated that Gerrard agreed to return to the club after he was handed a coaching role at the club’s academy. Alonso says Gerrard made a wise decision to manage the academy upon retiring from active football in the MLS. He said it was wiser that he did not jump straight at professional club management but through the academy.
“I think it’s good for him to take it little by little and to gain experience. I don’t know when but someday I believe he will manage Liverpool. I think he will. He has the credentials.
“I think he’s smart enough and intelligent enough to make that transition and to prepare himself for whenever he thinks he’s ready to try it,” the Spaniard said. Read more “ALONSO SAYS GERRARD WILL MANAGE LIVERPOOL SOMEDAY”
The skipper of the England football team, Steven Gerrard, has hailed Ashley Cole for his wonderful international career and has said that Cole is one of the best defenders that England has ever produced.
The upcoming friendly match against Brazil is going to be Cole’s 100th match for England.
When asked about Cole’s international career, Gerrard said, “He has been a great servant of English football over the years. He is certainly one of the best defenders that I have played alongside with. He has had a great international career. To play 100 matches for your country is really great. It will be a special occasion for Ashley.”
“He has put up a lot of match winning performances for England. I don’t think England has ever produced a better left back than him. I am extremely lucky to have got the chance to play alongside such a great player.”
In 2008, Cole was booed by the England supporters in a match against Kazakhstan. That was because Cole’s back pass had given Kazakhstan the opportunity to score a goal. However, England had won that match by a huge margin of 5-1.
When asked about that incident, Gerrard said, “It was a long time ago. After that, Cole has won quite a few matches for England and has earned a lot of respect. He deserves a lot of appreciation for what he has done for the England team in the last few years. The fans also know that.”
The manager of the England U21 team, Stuart Pearce, has also hailed Cole. Pearce said, “Cole is a great defender. He has been an unsung hero of many England victories over the years. He is one of the most dedicated players that you will ever see.”
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His choice to join Liverpool When I heard that Liverpool were interested, I have not made the decision on a whim. I experimented with to take every thing into account. Monetarily, the area, and in terms of football. I know I created the right decision and I am ready for the challenge
what he thinks of his new staff I am utilized to enjoying with globe class players. I am delighted to do so with Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard (and so on). There are several large names right here. I’m going to will need a minor time to alter but it will work. I can assure supporters that I will give one hundred% every game. I am proud to play for this club and I’m heading to push myself hard in every teaching session and every single match to aid the club win trophies.
At Anfield When you speak to gamers from Liverpool, they will talk about European nights. I am impatient. I lived as an opponent and it was huge. Come right here and play in this atmosphere each week will be phenomenal. I look at football often when I’m not playing and the ambiance can come through the tv which is some thing which cannot be stated for a whole lot of clubs.
On Roy Hodgson I had a conversation with the manager and I was impressed with his expertise of the game. The club had Spanish and French managers and is a very good point to have an Englishman now. The club completed seventh last season and this is not excellent ample. The supervisor advised me in which he wants to lead the staff. With the gamers he has here, he will surely in the appropriate course
On the reality that Steven Gerrard is stayingIt’s the greatest news I could have obtained here. To have played with and in opposition to him throughout the previous 10 years, I know it really is a top quality player. I also know how this club is for him.Joe Cole has demonstrated himself time and time again to be a prime quality player and it will be fascinating to see how nicely he plays at Anfiled, and as 1 of Hodgsons first signings it will be critical that he performs to a substantial standard.
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“Messi can do some amazing points, but anything at all he can do Joe can do as effectively, if not better." Steven Gerrard on Joe Cole, Aug 2010 – by executionerbong (Executioner’s Bong)
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What will Joe Cole offer to Liverpool?
It may have come as a surprise to some that Joe Cole, the hottest English house of this summer’s transfer window opted to join Liverpool, turning into new manager Roy Hodgson’s initial signing. Cole was becoming courted by each Arsenal and Spurs, both of whom could give him the present of Champions League football whilst permitting him to keep at his London property. Nonetheless Cole announced this week that Mersyside is to be the subsequent stage in a occupation that has so far spanned West ham United and Chelsea, as nicely as 56 England Caps. Joe Cole was a child prodidgy who Harry Redknapp the moment said he would have provided something he desired to signal him for West Ham as a teenager. Indicator for West Ham he did, his nearby group, and he progressed to an early league debut just before rumours circulated that Manchester United supervisor Sir Alex Ferguson was ready to pay £10 million for his companies when he was just sixteen. Sir Alex and his Scouting network would have been properly mindful of Cole back from an England youth match towards Spain when he bagged 7 (Seven) of England’s 8 goals that day. So Cole’s stock was high as a youngster but whilst trophies flowed for the flexible midfielder at Chelsea (three Premier League titles, 2 FA Cups, 2 League Cups and 2 Charity Shields), you have to feel that the early hype that led to Paul Gasgoigne comparisons have not very been met. Knee and cruciate ligament injuries have not aided his trigger but a succession of managers have been reluctant to give Cole the flexibility he craves on the pitch, particularly from a central position. Oft Cole has had to be disciplined from the left aspect of a midfield and give defensive contributions to the staff that has stifled his natural attacking instincts. So can we suppose that his transfer to Liverpool, a Liverpool quite significantly in transition after a relatively poor league time, no Champions League football and an uncertain future below Roy Hodgson, is a move primarily based on footballing choice and a sign that the Kop may give him the footballing role he craves?. From Hodgson’s stage of see, Cole is the top quality of signing that may possibly tip the stability of persuasion in trying to keep star players Fernando Torres and club captain Steven Gerrard at the club. For Cole he might see a central attacking position, alongside Gerrard, 1 based mostly on escalating creativity and the supply of odds to Torres. Anfield is no stranger to a player who drops off a front guy, pertinently Cole will pick up the popular quantity seven quick worn with pride by Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalgleish in that position. This transfer will ultimately supply Joe Cole the likelihood to fulfil his early promise, he is a lot more assured a beginning part at Liverpool than he was at Chelsea, and would be at Arsenal and doable even at Spurs. Importantly for Joe, Hodgson’s European background will make him far more at property dealing with a player of Cole’s abilities and Hodgson is significantly less most likely than most to stick him on the left wing and make him spend a lot more time tracking again than hurting team’s in the last third. Cole and Liverpool appear a extremely good fit.
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