Jamie Redknapp's Weekend Watch: Torres is simply a class act
21 September 2009 02:51
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Every schoolboy should watch Fernando Torres; his movement with the ball and his work off it.
Watch and learn: Torres displayed his undisputed world class to blitz West Ham
He’s brave, slides in where the studs go (goal one) and then puts his head in where it hurts (goal two). What a player.
Zone alone, Rafa
How many goals do Liverpool have to concede for Rafa Benitez to change his zonal marking obsession?
Of the nine they have let in, eight have come from set pieces. They look too fragile.
Cole burns bright
West Ham striker Carlton Cole has turned himself into a real menace. Liverpool could not handle his skill and power.
Striking fear: Carlton Cole tormented Jamie Carragher throughout Liverpool's win
The confidence and belief that has been installed by his manager has allowed him to overcome the doubts of his own fans.
Master Di Matteo
Result of the weekend: Middlesbrough 0, West Bromwich 5.
They played with flair and danger. Roberto Di Matteo, their impressive manager, looks another Italian off the coaching production line.
Hitting the target
David Nugent is the talk of Burnley, but Graham Alexander has scored 26 penalties in a row and is the most accurate from the spot since Matt Le Tissier.
Hitting the spot: Graham Alexander celebrated his 26th consecutive penalty goal
Even at 38 next month, he looks at home in the Premier League.
Howe about that?
Keep an eye on Bournemouth, who are having their best start for 39 years.
Their manager, Eddie Howe, 31, is making great progress and my old club are top of
League Two. Good to see.
The best yet?
I played in two 4-3 games for Liverpool against Newcastle, both considered among the best Premier League games.
The Manchester derby might have eclipsed them.
That’s why Michael Owen was signed.