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Rafa Risk On Blues Signing?

Rafa Risk On Blues Signing?

Rafa Risk?

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez says that he has taken a risk on purchasing Jermaine Pennant for £6.7million from Blues.

'We know it's similar to Craig Bellamy because this is Jermaine's last opportunity to show he is a good player at a really big club. When you sign a player that's been at a big club before but had problems, you know he will think more about the consequences of everything he does, and that's a positive thing. Of course there is some risk in the deal, but there is risk in every transfer. It doesn't matter who you sign, you must wait and see if it's successful.'

Benitez, in the Liverpool Echo, said: 'Jermaine wants to show everyone he can be a contender at a big club again and the most important thing for me is we are signing players with a lot of quality who we feel have learned a lot from their experience. At Liverpool we have an atmosphere in the dressing room and throughout the club which will help players like Jermaine and Craig.'

'They understand what's expected when you sign for Liverpool, so we're sure there will be no problems.'

He also says that Pennant 'makes a lot of assists, is a good crosser and has a lot of pace. He's the kind of right winger we've been looking for. He also has the advantage of being used to the English style, which means he'll have no problem adjusting.'

Right, so no risk then.


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Date:Friday July 28 2006
Time: 3:54PM

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Have you heard the rumor that Chelsea is buying Freddy Adu and loaning him to your club for the 1st ½ of the season?
USA
29/07/2006 03:03:00
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Nope... rumour from where?? Just started it??
lil_blues_fan
31/07/2006 16:28:00
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