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Liverpool failed to get all three points after a 1-1 draw with West Brom, but it was largely down to their defender Kolo Toure. His lackadaisical pass was quickly intercepted by West Brom, who managed to score from the effort. Until then, Liverpool were dominating the encounter, but this equaliser appeared to take the wind out of them. The dropped points mean that the possibility of winning the title, which still remains realistic, has evaporated slightly. Brendan Rodgers said after the match that it was a great opportunity to maintain their latest top four race, but the team failed to take it.
Victor Anichebe capitalised on the mistake from Touré to score his first goal against Liverpool. The draw is a massive boost for the team, which has been struggling against relegation throughout this season. The recent appointment of Pepe Mel as the manager appears to have brought some stability to the club, but they still remain winless in their last three matches. Touré has stated that the entire squad is disappointed with the outcome, but Rodgers has not been angry with him because of the mistake. The former Arsenal and Manchester City player came to Liverpool in the summer on a free transfer.
He was in excellent form in the first half of the season, but has been making shaky in recent weeks.
“It was a game we should have won 1-0. It was a terrible pass by me. It’s hard because we played well. It was a tough game. I take the call because it was a very bad pass. I haven’t seen him [Anichebe]. I should have just played to Aly [Cissokho]. My pass just put the team in a difficult situation. I haven’t seen him and I shouldn’t have passed the ball there. You have to make decisions. Today I took a bad one,” Touré said.
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The American striker of Los Angeles Galaxy Landon Donovan was being heavily linked with a loan deal and return to Everton that would be done in January but the veteran players shut down those rumors as he confirmed that via twitter.
“I will not be going on loan’’ as Donovan said that he needs to rest and prepare himself for 2014 which will be hectic and busy according to him.
Rumors and reports also emerged suggesting the 31 years old forward that the MX club Atlas was considering on bringing him to Mexico but Donovan had other things in mind as he said in twitter.
“I never say never but I will not be playing in Mexico. Except for playing in TJ to beat them’’. “Donovan said as he went on to talk about the rumors that were linking him to Mexico.
Even at his 31 years of age Donovan still has plenty more to offer in his football career but he is also working on a backup plan when his days of playing in the pitch reach an end. Donovan went on to try broadcasting as he joined Fox Sports’ regular studio team as he took on the role of being a guest analyst for the network’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League.
Donovan spoke his mind about the teams that are fighting it out in the European competition and he is really taking into consideration taking a permanent position or has a more intimate role in the world of broadcasting.
Being a player with such a long career that saw Donovan going from Germany to United States, from the MLS to the Bundesliga, he can provide a better understanding of players and clubs and at the same time staying close to football, is one of the main reasons why Donovan wants to take broadcasting up when his soccer career eventually comes to an end.
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Liverpool recently changed their formation to a 4-3-3 from the 3-5-2 formation that has been so successful for the club since the start of the season. However, even with this change in formation, they managed to get a comfortable 4-0 win over relegation threatened Fulham just before the international break. One of the conspicuous absentees from the match was Kolo Toure, who had been replaced by Daniel Agger. The former Manchester City and Arsenal defender has been one of the best players for Liverpool since moving to Anfield on a free transfer in the summer.
Toure was entirely left out of the squad, which prompted speculation that he had fell out with manager Brendan Rodgers. The former Swansea manager, though, has rejected such speculation by insisting that he dropped the 31-year-old only because he felt the need for a change in order to give games for the squad. The Ivory Coast international has been an ever present for Liverpool this season. Due to the fact that the club do not have European matches this season, Rodgers does not have enough matches to rotate his team.
“I just decided to change it. I have said to the players that between now and January we have one game a week. The players are working very well and very hard on a daily basis but I need to give oxygen to some players, so they can see a light at the end of the tunnel. It is important that I use the players well. Kolo has been sensational since he has been in but Daniel Agger is a top player. I just need to balance the team out when I can,” said Rodgers.
He felt the need to give some game time to other players in order to keep them happy and motivated. He has also promised to keep making such changes until January.