Liverpool will overcome Atletico and reach the Europa Cup final on May 12
Anfield is made for great european nights like the Europa League semi-final we are about to bite our nails through on Thursday night against Atletico Madrid. The atmosphere will be intense as not only are Liverpool just one game away from reaching another european final in Hamburg, but they are also looking to salvage glory from a season that at the beginning promised so much but has delivered so little.
Obviously a win is a must and even though Liverpool are missing the all important Torres they must go for the throat and attack Atletico from the outset, just like they did against Juventus in the Champions League several season ago. It will be critical for the likes of Kuyt, Gerrard and Benayoun to be at their very best if we are to have any chance of going through as we cannot afford to create so few goal scoring opportunities like we did in the first leg.
It’s a game that Liverpool will not only need to score goals, 2-0 would see us through, but it will also require an outstanding defensive performance as an Atletico away goal would make reaching the final extremely difficult. Thankfully with Pepe Reina we have one of the best last lines of defence in the world.
All in all I’m confident that fortress Anfield will once again witness a great european night and that Hamburg will be a sea of red on May 12th.
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