Mascherano has a sound career ahead of him. But his past history was not that luminous. He was a young player of the league when he connected with Liverpool FC from West Ham United on loan in 2007. However, the move was completed the same year for an exciting sum of 18.6 million pounds. It was being surmised that Liverpool number 20 could not be adjustable to the English conditions. He was stubborn enough to prove everyone wrong.
He started playing for Liverpool FC on 24th February 2007 against Sheffield United FC. Liverpool FC and won that game by the 4 goals. Mascherano got special admiration of his manager Rafael Bentiez. His first performance in a crucial encounter against Arsenal FC was well eulogized by manager and the team mates as well. Gradually he was known by the nickname of “monster of a player”.
He possessed a cool head on his shoulders. He always tries to find out diverse strategy to approach the match. His skill to scrutinize the match at each and every arena was indeed well cherished by the fans and his team mates.
Mascherano made his debut in the Champions League for Liverpool FC against PSV. It was the first of the 2 legs of the quarter final and the match was played at Eindhoven on 3rd April. It was indeed a successful campaign for the Liverpool FC in the Champions League. They qualified for the final that year against Milan. Many attributed Liverpool’s successful campaign to the creative ability of Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano. Liverpool FC lost the final by two goals to one.
Mascherano have never scored too many goals. His first performance for the Liverpool FC was against Reading FC on 15th March 2008 where he struck a 20-yard bullet. It facilitated Liverpool come on level terms on the score sheet. His second goal was against Everton at Goodison Park in 2009 but since it was off a wicked deflection of the Evertonian defender. Thus It was later considered as an own goal.
Mascherano infrequently get some relishing moments to face on the pitch. Since bookings are something that a footballer may never evade in his entire career, Mascherano pulled off his first red card against Portsmouth FC. It was his inattentive confront on Tal Ben Haim that earned him the 4-match suspension. Mascherano also won the acclaims for having the worst Premier League discipline record for the season of 2009-2010. He received 7 yellow cards in total.
However, after the world cup 2010 Mascherano notified his Liverpool FC manager that he was insisted on to run off from the club. At last He moved to Barcelona FC in the year 2010 permanently. He continued with Liverpool FC but for 3 years only. During that time, he got success and admiration of the Infield followers. He definitely has made his smear on and off the pitch. He made possible for Liverpool midfield to play a game with planned strategies to get desired results in any league.
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