Jun 14, 2012 -- 7:34PM, Betfair_Loser wrote:
as a football fan, he is overated and rubbish. Has been awful his whole life, had a lucky half season for newcastle and everyone thought he was the next best thing.
His rise from playing Championship for Newcastle to signing for Liverpool for the fee he did was totally absurd. Mike Ashley didn't want to sell him, he didn't want to go, but Liverpool offered £35M, and Newcastle just said 'well, off you go!'
He isn't anything special at all, but is a decent player. Like I said, very one dimensional, so depending on who he's playing with, will get caught out at the top level.