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3 points clear going to the new year, could not have asked for anything more at the start of the year.
We have much to be optomistic about for our chances at this stage of the season. Every previous campaign under Rafa has been undermined by our start, but we have put up one of the strongest finishes in the league almost every year - despite claims from the p1sstakers that we only focus on Europe.
This time, we have the foundation, a platform to build on. And we also have
- Torres to return
- Keane to (hopefully) really hit his straps
- Skyrtl on the way back
- Fringe players gaining in confidence (Lucas, Babel, Benayoun).
- Most of our toughest away fixtures DONE. Just a trip to OT, but Villa, Arse, Chelsea, Citeh, Spurs all still to come to Anfield. Not much different to the Mancs with their alleged favourable second half of the season.
Let the p1sstakers knock our chances. Let them doubt us, write us off. They are entitled to after all, we've not been in this position for years.
I think though many of those honest with themselves are starting to take us seriously. As should we. We are right in this title race now, no doubt about it. And hats off to the players and the manager for getting us there.
Here's to 2009 - hopefully, the year of the REDS!
Gerrard is the best midfield player at the moment in the league (he can play anywhere...i believe he can even play as goalie too..;) )
Carragher is one of the most under rated player in history!! He is better than Terry and Ferdinand for sure..
Mascherano is the best holding midfielder in the world
Torres, nothing to say about him. ManCity wanted to break the world record fee for him...say something about his ability, isnt it?
Insua, he will be a world class player in 4 years. just wait and see
Skrtel, he will only be better...
Ronaldo, is he fit now or injured? Never really see his presence on the pitch nowadays.
Rooney, how many goals has he scored so far? has he gotten any red card yet?
Tevez, well...he is good and should have start ahead of Berbatov
Berbatov, how many goals has he scored?
uncle Giggs and uncle Scholes are both world class player but are their kids married?
Don't be a clown. That's exactly my point. Each club has only a few exceptional players in their squad that they can't do without. The rest of the players have to constantly prove they are worthy of their places in their respective team. Liverpool have proven they have the quality and depth in their squad this season. We are neither better nor worse than ManUre and Chelski in terms of that.
As for tactical astuteness, Rafa has been the only chessmaster of the league this season. This is what separates us from the rest.
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Our squad has lots of depth, and matches United in every area of the pitch except one, which has been our weakness and that is in wide area's.
On our names though,
Gerrard (needs no bigging up)
Masch (the argentina captain)
Keane (Rep of Ire record scorer)
Alonso (arguably the best passer in the league)
Agger (One of the best ball playing CB's in the prem)
Carragher (The ultimate defender)
Reina (The best keeper in the prem?)
Unfortunately none of those is a winger or a full back. Which is where we are lacking, but thus far we are getting by with what we have. Which says something about the strength of the rest of the team.
take out torres, gerrard, masch and keane?? ok we still have agger, skrtel, arbeloa 1 of the most underrated player, alonso the best passer in the league this season and 4 me the best player in the epl, babel, riera even yossi..all those players are worth more than just a look
I agree we are serious challengers now,Beating chelski and manure helped a great deal,We got through most of the season playing average against most of the teams,now we are playing some real good football and we are peaking at the right time,I like the new tactic rafa uses with 2 holding midfielders gives gerrard all the freedom he needs to destroy teams.Lets hope manure vs chelski is a draw and we keep up the winning
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We are already title challengers when we defeated Chelsea at their own turf and started to lead the table this season. Our away form and against the Big 4 have always been exceptional this season. It is only when teams decided to park their double-decker buses in front of their goals that caused us the problem.
this was the best passing game i have seen from Pool all season !!
Where are those two pi#%takers Jose De Pombal and Sc u m P& S.No sign of them when we are doing well...This proves P&S and Jose are the same people with different user names.
I reckon the reason why we completely dominated Newcastle at their own turf is because of the tactical error by Kinnear. Take nothing away from Rafa and our boys though. Our passing game is almost perfectly executed. They have no chance right from the beginning.
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