Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Torres & Babel will play at Hong Kong Tournament

HONG KONG (AFP) - New Liverpool signings Fernando Torres and Ryan Babel have been confirmed for next week's Barclays Asia Trophy tournament here, organisers said Wednesday.

Captain Steven Gerrard and England team-mates Peter Crouch and Jamie Carragher will also travel for the four-way tournament also featuring Portsmouth, Fulham and Hong Kong's South China.

Striker Torres made his Liverpool debut against Werder Bremen on Tuesday after joining the Champions League finalists for a club record 20 million pounds from Atletico Madrid.

Portsmouth will also bring new striker David Nugent, 22, who scored 33 goals in 94 appearances for Preston North End and made his England debut in March.

Fulham's attack will be led by new signing Diomansy Kamara who joined from West Bromwich Albion for six million pounds.

Portsmouth will play Fulham while Liverpool face South China on Tuesday, with the final next Friday.

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