It’s hard to look at the league table right now knowing that if Liverpool had won all of their home games they’d be joint top right now! Fanciful notion I know, but home wins against Man City & United, both of which they should have won, plus wins against the likes of Sunderland and yesterday’s draw to bottom placed Blackburn, would not have seen Liverpool sitting on the fringes in 6th place. There were away games they should have won too, or at least taken a point, Stoke & Fulham being prime examples. In fact, as you know, it’s the away games that are their current strength.
You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes (the new movie is great by the way) to figure out the reason’s for so many home draws. They lack killer instinct. Liverpool have dominated games but failed to either take their umpteen chances or turn their dominance into goals. The reality is Suarez hasn’t found the back of the net as many times as his play has deserved and Carroll just hasn’t produced the form he showed at Newcastle which is the reason Liverpool snapped him up after Torres scarpered. We need to buy a quality striker and fast.
Will Liverpool buy in January? I hope so. They really aren’t that far away from really challenging for the top spots and defensively they are as good as anyone having only conceded 14 goals this season. With only a few days away from the transfer window the hope is Damien Comolli has identified several key targets and Mr. Henry is wiling to provide the funds.
Let’s pray we’ll see a quality forward arriving shortly.