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Before service commences, pray a moment’s silence for the death of Liverpool’s incompetence in the transfer market.
Robin van Persie is a striker. So is Carlton Cole, on occasion. Fernando Torres used to be one, while Luis Suarez is a really good one when he’s not banned/rolling about on his back with his legs in the air.
Rafa Benitez has used his latest press conference to claim that his misfiring striker can improve “with help from his team-mates“.
At this point in Fernando’s career, we reckon this is the perfect solution. Not only will a sling provide the kind of warm, safe environment he needs to find his confidence again, but it’s bound to be a big seller in the club shop, which can only help to offset the gaping hole in the club’s balance sheet he made when he arrived. Win win!