Torres scores, Liverpool wins

30 Aug

Fernando Torres’ long goal-scoring drought is finally over and Liverpool picked up its first Premier League win of the season.  Coincidence?  I think not.  Torres’ strike was his 50th Anfield goal and 41st in 43 Premier League appearances at home.  Talk about a superb strike record.  Can you imagine what it could be if he stayed healthy for an entire season?  Regardless of his number of goals, he very much needed the confidence boost of a goal.  Hopefully this means we’ll be seeing his name on the scoresheet a lot more often.

Even though a 1-0 win over West Brom isn’t the most impressive scoreline in the world, it was a win the Reds desperately needed.  It’s good for the team to go into the international break (yes, already) on a positive note.  The team currently sits 13th in the table, but is one of six teams sitting on four points.

The victory comes as Liverpool announced the signing of Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles to replace Javier Mascherano.  Meireles didn’t play yesterday, but will be available for the next game against Birmingham.  The Reds are also close to signing left back Paul Konchesky from Fulham.  I believe that move is dependent on a medical.

Manager Roy Hodgson is also hoping to sign another striker before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.

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