Ever wondered about that pony tailed soccer player for Liverpool flying in from the left midfield, unleashing a powerful 25 footer that won the game recently for them against Everton, 3-1
Well, that’s Oz midfielder Harry Kewell.
He was controversially transferred from Leeds United to Liverpool, when United went bust. It was alleged by Gary Lineker that Kewell’s agent had been paid £2 million of the £5 million that Liverpool paid for Kewell.
Kewell sued Gary Lineker in 2005 for defamation around such claims made by Lineker, but after the jury failed to agree a verdict, the two parties settled out of court.
Kewell’s entry into Liverpool was marred with injuries and the fans were critical of his efforts for the club. But LIverpool’s new manager Rafael Benitez showed great confidence in him and Kewell openly ackowledged his manager’s support as the reason he found his form. He was instrumental in getting Australia into the World Cup after 32 years and so far this season he has played outstandingly for Liverpool. Along with Everton midfielder Tim Cahill and Middlesborough striker Mark Viduka, they form the nucleus of Australia’s attack this summer.
Australia is in a tough group with defending champs Brazil, Asia cup winners Japan, and the ever unpredictable but supremely talented Croatia. But Kewell and his team mates fancy their chances. And if I know the Aussies well, they’ll be no pushovers.
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