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Liverpool round-up: Comolli, Roy says ‘sorry Rafa’, Torres, Carlton Cole and JWH

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3 November 2010

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A digest of some of the Liverpool stories making headlines today

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Damien Comolli has been hired as the club’s “director of football strategy”. Roy Hodgson welcomes the move, apparently, although he stopped short of praising the former Spurs sporting director’s – ahem – contribution at White Hart Lane. It’s being widely bandied that Comolli scouted Gareth Bale from Southampton but frankly a no-eyed numpty with no interest in sport could’ve scouted Bale from the Saints. Comolli knows Billy Beane, who also knows John W Henry, and therein lies the appointment probably. JWH’s NESV network reports on the Bale line of logic.

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Roy Hodgson apologies to Rafa, as reported here in The Guardian. “If I have upset him by saying something which I certainly didn’t mean to be in any way critical or negative about his work at the club, then I would happily apologise because there was never any intention to do that.”

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Hodgson is confident ahead of the Napoli game of being able to field a strong line-up, although there’ll be no Cole, Kuyt, Agger.

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Fernando Torres shouldn’t have gone to the World Cup with Spain and needed to rest instead. Liverpool have suffered as a result and the Spanish striker is only just getting back to full fitness. That’s the nub of what Liverpool’s Head of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, Peter Brukner, has told this website in our exclusive elsewhere on the site today.

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Liverpool want to sign Carlton Cole to partner Torres, apparently, as well as Ola Toivonen and Ibrahim Afellay.‎

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And finally, John W Henry didn’t give any written guarantees that he won’t heap debt on the club, although it’s not his intention to do so, he tells The Guardian’s David Conn today.

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