The Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing has said that the fear of being axed from the Liverpool squad has made him perform better in recent weeks. The former Middlesbrough and Aston Villa winger arrived at the club in a £ 20 million deal from Aston Villa a few seasons ago.
However, he has been one of the spectacular disappointments in the Premier league in recent seasons, as he has not been able to exert any influence on the team whatsoever. This has even led to talk of him being sold in the January transfer window, as Brendan Rodgers does not see him as part of plans.
He may have scored in the club’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the weekend, but it wasn’t a completely positive day for Luis Suarez who picked up his third yellow card of the season. Following that, Brendan Rodgers has admitted while it has been a pleasure to work with the Uruguay striker, he must be more careful not to worsen his disciplinary record.
The manager of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers, has said that he is not happy with the attitude of Jose Enrique and Stewart Downing and he might think of putting both these players on sale during the mid season transfer window.
Downing had joined Liverpool at the start of the last season after leaving Aston Villa. Liverpool had bought him after paying a transfer fee of 20 million pounds which is certainly not a small amount. But, he hasn’t proved his worth in the team during his 14 months tenure so far.
Stewart Downing has said that he is very happy that his legal strife with his former agent, Ian Eliott, has ended and the result has come in his favour. He said that when he came to know about this fact 4 years back, it was very hard for him to believe. He was hurt and he couldn’t even concentrate on playing football. It was hard to believe that the person, whom you trust so much, had done something like that. But, he is delighted that the justice has been done eventually.
The former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing has said that he expects to come back strongly after a disappointing first season with Liverpool. The midfielder arrived from Aston Villa in a deal worth up to £ 20 million with high hopes and expectations.
Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing has said that a win in the FA Cup final against Chelsea will totally change fortunes of the season for Liverpool.
Liverpool have the opportunity to complete the cup double after a decade since the club achieve this same feet. Liverpool have already won the Carling cup this season, but can add to the trophy by winning the FA Cup when they take on Chelsea at the Wembley on May 5.
Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing has said that the club will be looking to bring an end to the unbeaten start Manchester City have made to the season.
Both teams will be facing each other at Anfield this season, and it will provide Liverpool with the perfect opportunity to bring Manchester City’s perfect start to the season to an end. Manchester city are the only club across all four divisions of English football to remain unbeaten at this stage of the season. This, according to Stewart Downing, gives them the will to succeed against Manchester city.