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from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Liverpool have new owners – what they need now is Torres back to his best

SOCCER-ENGLAND/LIVERPOOL-SALEBuying Liverpool may prove the easy part for new owners who will be expected to spend freely to rescue the five times European champions from their worst start to a season in more than 50 years.

What John W Henry really needs is for Fernando Torres to recapture the form that made him the most feared striker in the Premier League.

While he, Roy Hodgson and the Liverpool fans wait for developments on the pitch, here are some of the other known unknowns around the club:

 Q - Is manager Roy Hodgson's job safe?

A - The vastly experienced Englishman was recruited as a safe pair of hands in the wake of Rafael Benitez's departure but so far there is no sign of a new dawn at Anfield. Hodgson cannot take the blame for that though.