Focus on Liverpool

Reds deals signal break with recent past

February 3, 2011
By Norman Hubbard
The British record transfer has been attributed to the overseas owner. Rightly so, too. Without Roman Abramovich's investment of £50 million, Fernando Torres would not be a Chelsea player. Yet this is a deal that owes its origins to another boardroom altogether. It is proof that the poisonous legacy of Tom Hicks and George Gillett extended after the Americans' time at Anfield officially ended.

Amateur psychology has abounded in studies of Torres' body language and performances this season. ...

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