Liverpool New Boy Stewart Downing Eyes Silverware Next Season
Liverpool signing Stewart Downing has expressed his happiness at the move and said that his aim was to win a piece of silverware with the Merseyside club next season. Downing recently completed his transfer to Liverpool for a fee in the region of 20 million pounds.
Downing is Liverpool’s fourth signing of the summer and joins Kenny Dalglish after the buys of Alexander Doni, Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam. Speaking to the club’s official website, Downing said that ultimate aim was to lift a trophy at the end of the season, and repay the club and manager for the trust they had put in him, by playing well and giving his best every time. He said-
“It would be nice to win something. I’m sure that’s the same objective for everyone, not just me personally,”
“My aim is to be in the team, to play well and give something back because the manager has pushed the boat out to get me here, so hopefully I can give him something back.”
“It’s a great feeling and I’m very happy to be here.
“It’s been a long time coming and I’ve had to wait a few weeks, but I’m really pleased to be here.”
Downing, who missed Liverpool’s 6-3 victory in Malaysia during pre-season, says that he always dreamt of playing at an electric stadium like Anfield and paid tribute to Liverpool’s stature, tradition and atmosphere. He said-
“With the tradition, the manager and the players they have here, there was a big temptation to come here and once I knew of their interest, there was only one place I wanted to go.”
“It will be a great feeling to run out at Anfield. It’s always nice to come and play here. The atmosphere is always great and the fans are brilliant,”
“When I wanted to come to Liverpool, it was the first thing I thought of – playing at Anfield in front of those great fans. I’m really looking forward to it.”
It remains to be seen whether those famous fans are as kind to Downing as he expects them to be, and if he justifies his price tag during the course of next season. Liverpool have spent more than 100 million pounds since Kenny Dalglish took over, and expensive flops among the signings done so far will not be looked upon kindly by the fans, not to mention financially. Stay tuned for more in this regard.