It’s all about winning trophies isn’t it, so you’d have to say winning the FA Cup on top of the Carling Cup would add up to very successful season for Liverpool. Two trophies in Kenny’s first season would be something special. However, should they fail to get a top 4 spot, which seems to be the reality right now, then the true measure of the quality of the team will still be in question, especially with their inconsistent league form. It seems Liverpool can raise their game for the big matches but they can’t do the same when they meet teams like Sunderland. It’s a very frustrating and telling scenario.
Posts Tagged ‘Premiership’
Tags: FA Cup, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC, Premiership
Tags: English Premier League, EPL, Liverpool FC, Liverpool Football Club, Premiership, Rafa Benitez
Maybe I’m just an eternal optimist but even after Liverpool’s third defeat of the season last Sunday I still believe they can turn it around a make a title challenge. I thought Liverpool we’re a shot on target away from picking up points at Chelsea and we matched them for much of game with the differences in performance only being marginal. Reality is, we’ve put one of the toughest fixtures of the season behind us and its only early October.
Don’t forget Man Utd. won the Premiership last season after taking only 6 points from a possible 18 against the other top four teams but what they did do was win against the lower teams and that’s what Liverpool have to focus on starting at Sunderland on October 17th.
We’re 6 points adrift of Chelsea and 4 behind Man Utd. after 8 games, but that’s not a disaster. If we’re still 6 points behind them on January 1st then we’re right in the hunt. Rafa has been proved absolutely right in his belief that the other top teams will lose a lot more games this season and it hasn’t been by the big clubs as both Burnley and Wigan have proven. The objective from now on is to not let the point’s gap get any wider but to keep within a game or two of the leaders and give ourselves a chance.
Write Liverpool off it you want but here’s one fan that definitely wont be.
Tags: English Premier League, Fernando Torres, LFC, Liverpool Football Club, Premiership, Rafa Benitez
On Saturday Fernando Torres proved once again why he is the best forward in the Premiership. Unlike the first few games of the season where he looked out of sorts, dare I say even uninterested, against West Ham we saw once again what a truly fantastic striker he is.
Whether it’s fair to say or not, one worry for the first few games was that Torres was looking a bit predictable. His trade-mark ‘quick control and beat the defender on the outside’ just wasn’t working. Had defenders figured him out? Not a chance. On Saturday he was sharp, energetic and motivated and his footwork was mesmerizing, as he showed in his first goal. A Fernando Torres in this form will win a lot of games Liverpool this season but without him we could struggle to get all 3 points. (more…)
Are Liverpool FC just 1 or 2 players away from winning the Premiership title? It will all depend on who they keep.Posted: July 5, 2009 in LFC Posts
Tags: Alonso, David Silva, English Premier League, EPL, Liverpool FC, Liverpool Football Club, Macherano, Premiership, Rafa Benitez
One of the close seasons burning questions for all Liverpool FC supporters is who we will buy before the start of the season and, probably just as importantly, who we will keep. The speculation in the UK newspapers (of which only 10% ever becomes reality, the majority being BS) is that we are in real danger of loosing Macherano and Alonso and that we’re in a fight with Real Madrid for a Rafa favourite, David Silva.
We’ve bought Glen Johnson, who I think is a good buy for Liverpool, but if the likes of Masha or Alonso do in fact leave we won’t need 1 or 2 players to win the Premiership we’ll need 3 or 4 world class players. If that scenario materializes it would be a minor miracle for Rafa to find players of that quality, at the right price and in time for August 15th. Let’s pray this doesn’t happen.
On the other hand if we do keep Masha and Alonso then Liverpool could well be a signing or two away from gaining those extra 5 points we need to win the title next season. Who those players are I don’t know but what I do know is we haven’t signed them yet. On the first game of the season when Liverpool run out onto the pitch at White Hart Lane it will be one of the most important team sheets in the clubs history because, in my mind, we simply have to win the league title next season.
Tags: English Premier League, EPL, football, LFC, Manchester United, Premiership
As you can see I’m predicting (and naturally hoping) that Liverpool get maximum points from their final 5 games and that United slip 3 times. Your thoughts?? Is it possible?