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The Daily Diatribe: Transfer tumors (Benni McCarthy, Raul), Rafa to sit many regulars tomorrow, Harry Kewell to play?, Return of the KopTalk saga

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* There are rumors sprouting across the internet regarding Liverpool's interest in Benni McCarthy and Raul and speculation as to whether or not they'll be wearing red next year. First of all, the source of these rumors are less than credible sites, but being another slow day, let's take a look at the feasibility of such moves. Benni McCarthy is a good player having a great season for Blackburn but the reality of it is, unless we get him on a free transfer or at a great bargain rate, he's not worth our time. He'll be 30 years old next season and I'd rather use the minutes he would play to develop a younger player. If he was world class it would be a whole different story, but he's not. While I think McCarthy would probably want to come to Liverpool, Raul I believe would not. Why would he want to leave his native Spain at the age of 30 to come to Liverpool and be used sparingly when he could go to a smaller club there and play regularly? Plus I don't think he'll play for any other club other than Real Madrid and probably will retire before forced to play elsewhere. Furthermore, he's good friends with Fernando Morientes, and though Morientes was treated well during his time with us, I'm not so sure the experience was a gratifying one for him.

* Rafa is to sit many regulars tomorrow. Shocker. I think the line-up will include Pennant, Bellamy, Mascherano, Alonso, and Agger, which should be enough for us to hold off an improbable three goal loss. Kuyt is of course, suspended, and I hope Gerrard gets a rest. It would be awesome if Harry Kewell would play, but as stated in the article above, he should be making his debut with the reserves against Sheffield United... Hold on, I just saw Ablett's line-up for that match and Harry Kewell's not on it. That's odd. It's highly unlikely, but could Rafa be considering giving Kewell some playing time against PSV Eindhoven? It would definitely give us a morale boost.

* I have written about this before, but it seems as if the Koptalk saga has taken a turn for the worse. They've apparently been up to their scandalous ways again, this time taking a trip to the US and Canada and conning their way into a meeting with the new owners, Gillett and Hicks. Then the swindlers created a new website called Kopfootball.com. Kop Football just happens to be the name of Gillett and Hicks' holding company. This scam is getting out of control and I hope the 'suits' at LFC do something about it quick before more people get ripped off. If you don't believe me, go here. All the criminal exploits of the operators of that website are exposed at that link.