4 July 2005
Finally the Fab Four Sign!
Liverpool have announced their first four signings today. Bolo Zenden arrives from Middlesborough, their player of last year. The left (also right) winger Mark Gonzales arrives with the reputation as Chile's best player even though he's only 20 (he's still recovering from ACL surgery and won't be able to play until early October). Reina has signed from Villareal and is arguably one of the best keepers in Europe even at 22. These players replace Biscan, Smicer and (on loan) Kirkland as I discussed last week. Antonio Barragan, a young right back has come in signing his first professional contract with us, ditto for the 16 year old and 6'3" Jack Hobbs (on a one week trial ATM) pinched from under the noses of Arsenal. Rafa has promised 2 or 3 more signings this week. These new players will surely be Gabriel Milto in at centre back and Dirk Kuyt up front. No one is quite sure who the third player could be, Aimar from Valencia would be much more welcome than Bolton's Stellios (unless Hobbs is counted as the third one).