The whole shoots with power and 18-20 long shots really kills it big time.
TBH, he hasn't really unleashed it yet in his first season at Anfield. Future looks bright.
So, I've taken a dangerous approach for the second season: I have purchased no one. Aquilani came back from loan, but I decided to sell him and get rid of his astronomical wages. Going to be an interesting season. Promoted Wilson and Pacheco from the Reserves, Shelvey is going to stay there for another year, but his stats are on the rise and he'll get some games (probably more than Pacheco). I'm kind of expecting to buy Pastore at some point in the future; every time I see him I just think "he needs to be on my team".
Did make a couple bids though: Coentrao chose to go to Man City, and Boubacar broke down in contract negotiations because one category we couldn't agree on: Agent's fee. What a clown.
Balotelli in on loan. Merci beaucoup, City. Damn good Torres backup.
EDIT: First match, Torres out for 2 months with a broken toe (btw, I missed 1 week with a broken toe in our preseason and felt like a total pussy for it, so took a bunch of ibuprofin before games and practices played on it so I wouldn't lose my place in the team... which BTW I did, and I backed up an inferior player for an entire year because of a broken toe)... THANK YOU MANCHESTER CITY!!!
Three Seasons down with Liverpool and I've won everything. Seriously. EVERYTHING.
Season 1: EPL, UEFA Cup
Season 2: Champions League, FA Cup, Carling Cup
Season 3: EPL, FA Cup, World Club Cup, European Super Cup, Community Shield
Nothing really left to accomplish on it's own, but I'm out to build a DYNASTY MOTHER****ER! Lot of contracts came off the books this year, so here's the squad going into year 4.
DL: Kolarov, Argentine Regen
DR: Johnson, Sergio Ramos (surplus at Madrid, thank you)
DC: Skrtel, Kjaer, Agger, Wilson, Ranocchia
DM: Lucas, Portuguese Regen
MC: Shelvey, Meireles, Gerrard
AMC: Pastore, Gerrard
AML: Hazard, Brian Ruiz (surplus at City even though I always thought he was one of their most dangerous players; oh well, really helps me out... had Balotelli on loan in year 2, but City wouldn't allow it last year and there's NO WAY I'm buying him)
AMR: Hulk, Gerrard
ST: Torres, Babacar, Paloschi
You might notice that Gerrard isn't listed as a member of the First XI. This is not really indicative of how we play; for the most part Stevie will start every game, usually for Shelvey or Pastore, but last year he also filled in quite a bit on the wings banging in 16 goals and adding 10 assists in the league. To be honest, I prefer him over Pastore still, but I need to get the Argentine acclimated to the squad and find out the best way to play him, because after Stevie leaves, this is Pastore's team. I could use another winger; I have a regen named Shane Green who came up through the youth system with AMAZING stats for a right winger, but his strength is a 3 and he spends most of his time on the trainer's table.
We are building a 300M Euro stadium, so I expect most of my future transfers will be guys I pick up with the help of FM Scout. Speaking of which, I have signed a 17 year old Mexican Regen Striker who looks to be the next Torres, but he doesn't turn 18 until next April, so I'll have to wait a year to get him overseas and start training him. I also have a Brazilian CM with PA 200, but he's a bit of a primadonna and isn't improving, so he's being loaned back to Brazil. Shame.
Stevie is 41 league games away from 500 for the club. He WILL pass this landmark.
EDIT: Felt RW and AMC were a little light, so I loaned in Wilshere who hasn't improved much since the beginning of the game. Also found this guy:
EDIT2: A natural libero!!
Also slightly ironic that both these players are white IMO.
GK: Reina, Areola
DR: Ramos, Johnson
DC: Skrtel, Rannoccia
DC: Kjaer, Agger, Wilson
DL: Kolarov, Regen
DMC: Lucas, 2 regens who are very close to surpassing Lucas
MC: Shelvey, Meireles
AMC: Pastore, Gerrard
AMR: Hulk, Ninis
AML: Hazard, Kadlec, Ruiz
ST: Babacar, Kadlec, Paloschi, Mexican Regen
Hell yeah. Kadlec and Ninis are going to reallllly boost the quality of my second team. Kadlec is a phenom, and TBH I could see him knocking Hazard out of the squad (which is insane because Hazard has been the Player of the Season our last two years. Also now that Torres is gone Babacar will be turned loose and we will start to play with a target man. I'm excited.