I've got no need to 'suck up' to anyone here Pad. I have been very flatering to Pool too, when they deserved it. Of late though, they've done nothing to deliver on their spending.
Lets see how far Everton go in the UEFA Cup. They are top of their group, with four wins out of four. At one point Liverpool were teetering on an early exit from the CL after a poor start to the group stage.