Liverpool are reportedly upbeat in their preparation to face European champions Barcelona next week. Barca do not look like the force they were last year, and the recent spat between Samuel Eto’o, Ronaldinho and Frank Rijkaard has made things only worse for them.
There has also been talk of the Premiership’s Big Three trying to sign Eto’o if he is quitting Barcelona at the end of the season.
That does sound bad. But wait! Why do I sense something fishy here? Could it all just be a part of the Catalan club’s mind games ahead of the crucial home game?
We do not know clearly yet why Eto’o who declared himself fit to play last weekend refused to take to the pitch as a substitute. And then three public spats. Ronaldinho blasts his teammate. Rijkaard declares him “not a team man”. And Eto’o shoots back saying whoever called him “not a team man” is a liar. You mean, all in the space of a couple of days? Incredible.
The “other” Reds of the Premiership might do well to brace them for a surprise when a fit Eto’o walks into the Camp Nou hand in hand with his Brazilian teammate and run rings around the Liverpudlian defence.
But hey, that could be just wishful thinking on my part! Viva Barca!
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