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Liverpool Legend Backs New Boys To Shine

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THE straight-talking, former England superstar and Liverpool legend, John Barnes, has voiced his support for the current Liverpool squad and, in particular, two of Kenny Dalglish’s summer signings. Kenny Dalglish’s side have come in for much criticism of late, following their recent poor league form, while some of the newcomers have had the finger of blame pointed at them, for poor performances, by figures in the media and a small minority of fans.

Speaking in an interview published on Express.co.uk, Barnes sympathised with two of those most under scrutiny, and backed them to be future success stories at Anfield.

Speaking first of Andy Carroll Barnes remarked:

 “The biggest factor with him is his inexperience. He is a young boy still and that leads to inconsistency.”

He went on to say:

“When I moved to Liverpool, I had played for six years at Watford and had 30 England caps to my name. Peter Beardsley had the same sort of experience, Ray Houghton was established and John Aldridge had scored a lot of goals at the top level. Andy has really only had one year in the Championship and half a season in the Premier League before Liverpool signed him.”

The former Liverpool an England winger also sympathises with Jordan Henderson, and backed both players to come good, declaring:

“It is a similar situation with Jordan Henderson. Liverpool bought them for the next seven, eight, nine, 10 years, not just this season. They have great potential and can fulfil that with Liverpool.”

Barnes also asserted that the clubs who fare best, and will continue to do so, are those who stick-by and support their players and their manager.

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  • RedRoy says:

    Yes, they will shine, when they are in the Coca Cola championship.

  • Bekim says:

    John Barnes u r a LEGEND. One thing i would like u and the rest of the ex reds is to actually come out and say things as they r instead of just saying something nice. They won’t b come good cos they r not good enough to play for LFC. And that’s it rally. You can big them up all u like. If KD still there next season doesn’t buy some foreign talent than god help us. Cos with players like AC,CHA,JH,SD,JS we have no hope at all.

    • Souey's 'tache says:

      Ex-Reds like Aldridge, who has come out this week and said we are a laughing stock? Do those comments make you happy Bekim? What good would possibly come from negative comments in the press from ex-players? We get enough of that from the gloating London press / United fanboys. Barnes is still close to the squad and is at Melwood frequently helping out so I doubt he will be slagging anyone off anytime soon. In tough times we should all stick together. It’s easy to support us when we’re winning though isn’t it…

      • Bekim says:

        I don’t even bother reading what J Aldrige says cos I dont rate his opinion at all. He was slagging off Benitez and his teams on regular basis so I couldn’t give a toss what he says. But also saying everything is good when we can clearly c is not than whats good in that.

  • steve says:

    Wow, someone that actually understands the potential of Jordan Henderson. I still maintain that he was our best summer signing and will prove it 2 years down the road. Many supporters are not patient with some of the younger players. I’m not to sure about Carroll but i’m positive Henderson will be a top consistent starting player for many years to come in our squad. So supporters who hate him better start getting use to it.

  • alex says:

    Kk made mistake buy buying these players ,no player comes good after 2 years or 3 ,whats point paying 35m and wait 3 years .. why Saurez came good from day one cause hes good player.
    KK made mistake and he should pay a high price for his mistake cause the club paid a high price,
    but i dont see kennnny suffering ,he think we improving.. blind man
    Selling Aqua and merrlis how smart is that

    • Chan says:

      KD is not suffering because this is not his money its LFC’s money. Even when we are relegated because of his poor decisions, he won’t suffer one bit as he and his fans can just walk away from the mess that he created.

      It would be us, the actual LFC fans that is left to pick up the pieces.

  • Chan says:

    John, these 2 blokes cost us 55 mill.Since when LFC pay this kind of money for potentials that may or MAY NOT come good?

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