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Reds Return From North America

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For this season's preparations Liverpool made the trip across the pond to take part in a North American tour, facing the likes of Roma, Spurs and Toronto it was a great chance for Brendan Rodgers to get to know his squad properly and also play around with some of his many ideas.

The first match against Toronto saw the Reds grab a 1-1 draw. The Major League Soccer side were perhaps the most unfamiliar of opposition for Liverpool but that didn't stop youngster Adam Morgan getting on the score sheet.

Amarikwa scored for Toronto as a substitute in the second half but Morgan quickly cancelled out their lead with his goal just before the 70 minute mark. Raheem Sterling deserves a mention here also because it was his efforts that set up Morgan and Raheem had a brilliant game.

It was a great show all round for Liverpool's youth with Dani Pacheco impressing the crowds also.

Next up for the Reds was AS Roma. With Aquilani and Borini in the squad we'd be facing familiar oppositi…

LFC's North American Tour

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So, Rodgers and Co are currently in North America, last spotted doing some training at the famous Harvard University. The Reds this year have three matches in their pre-season tour against Toronto, AS Roma and Tottenham Hotspur.

Rodgers has taken a fair few youngsters across the pond and Fabio Borini also cut short a holiday to join the Reds on tour. There's no Pepe Reina who has been granted extra time off after Spain were victorious in the Euros. The lads who played for England this summer have also travelled but are expected to be rested until the Roma game.

More good news to come out of the tour is that Lucas Leiva is expected to make an early return and feature in at least one of the fixtures. Lucas suffered a cruciate ligament injury to his knee last year in November and is seemingly ready to play 2 months earlier than the original prediction.

This is a fabulous opportunity to face some interesting and also familiar opposition in the likes of Spurs and so Rodgers can really…

And The Winner Is...

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THE LIVER BIRD!

How utterly brilliant is that?! For those of you sitting there thinking, what the hell have you won? I find myself staring back at you asking where the hell have you been?

If you follow me on Twitter there is no way you will have escaped the knowledge that I was in a list of nominees for the best Female blog category in the Football Blogging Awards.

Being on the short list and never one to turn down an invite to a shindig I managed to circle up two guests (a farcical amount I know) and off we headed on Saturday afternoon to Manchester.

We'd booked two hotels both on the outskirts of the city, usually in these sort of posts I'd have a strategically placed jolly anecdote to do with our travels but nothing happened, not even traffic on the M6, mental.

My good mate Josh drove me and the fella there and back and it's a fair drive from Wolverhampton so cheers for that!

Anyway...

We eventually grabbed a taxi and headed out to Stockport for the event I have been ge…

Reds Bag Fabio Borini

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It's felt like an age waiting for the transfer window to fully be pushed open and whilst it has been clear for a week or so that Brendan Rodgers had his eye on a few players it was difficult to judge when he would seal his first new signing as Liverpool manager.

Today we wait no longer as Fabio Borini successfully passed a medical at Melwood and completed all the necessary paper work. It is believed that in the region of £8 million has been paid to Roma for the services of the Italian who finished last season with 9 goals.

Many people are excited by the signing of Fabio and rightly so, in terms of minutes per goal he is above the likes of Wayne Rooney and Edinson Cavani from last year. If he can hit the ground running and adapt to life in the Premier League he could be a steal for the price paid by Rodgers & Co. Himself and Luis Suarez on form is a frightening thought for any opposition.

Of course Rodgers is all too familiar with Borini after working with him at both Chelsea …