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Liverpool Season So Far....

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by GerrardSimplyMagic (U13655007) 02 December 2008
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Guys

I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the season so far.

Overall Team Performance...

1. Got to be very happy Liverpool are top of the league.
2. Very happy with the wins over Man Utd and Chelsea (definite sign of improvement)
3. Yes disappointed we have lost points against stoke, fulham and west ham at home but must we remember that we can't win every game and the luck swings around in round-a-bouts (how may points have we won from coming back from the dead)...its just the way it goes so just get on with it
4. We are not playing too well at the moment but to me that simply means, we can and will play better soon.
5. Defensively we look strong
6. Concerned not scoring freely at the moment. Our only hope of scoring is Gerrard, which worries me a little

Player Ratings

1. Gerrard keeps on doing the business
2. Keane is seriously struggling at the moment, should be scoring more as is a seasoned professional - does our play of football suit him?
3. Torres, so wish he does not suffer from more injuries (little bit like owen, too much pace can go against you if you push him too hard)...we need him back as he is just different class
4. Riera - Dipped in form after good start
5. Dossena - Sorry to say but this guy looks a liability, would much rather put in insua if aurelio is injured. His positioning and tackling is not up to scratch
6. Rest - Happy with

Future

1. Do we need to buy a creative player in January? I think we do as well as a goal scorer. Personally I would love to see owen back in a red shirt (more so than heskey)
2. With a fit torres and keane scoring I really think we can carry on the good run and stay in touch with Chelsea and Man Utd.
3. I think we need a strong Xmas campaign to give us confidence into the new year
4. Finally fans need to raise the roof at anfield more. I have been a couple of times recently and if play don't go our way we get on the players back. We need to cheer and encourage for the full 90 minutes and if after the whistle we aint won then start to moan lol

YNWA - TOP OF THE LEAGUE!!!!

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posted Dec 2, 2008

Dalglish-is-king i actually followed a link from an article on the bbc sport website...... and the point im making is what is the point of this article, why do people need to know about liverpools season so far, when we're only at the start of december, ya clampet...

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comment by Mr Red (U10668896)

posted Dec 2, 2008

there is only one difference from this season and previous ones.

while we are saying "if only we had beaten Fulham, or Stoke or WHU" as we did last season and the season before and the season before, now we are saying it from FIRST place!

nothing is guaranteed in December, but while the mancs talk about their second half to the season, i would like to point out that Pool also finish very strongly, and actually got more points than fergies girls in 2008.

obviously not happy about home draws, but while we are top of the pile and still in the race, then i'm a very happy red man.

a final point. don't let expectations get too high so early. it has crippled the team in the past and will do again if we don't just get behind the lads.
YNWA.

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comment by Mr Red (U10668896)

posted Dec 2, 2008

sorry to double post, but regarding Owen, i think he will return. whatever is said about Rafa, he does very well in the January market and has signed players that give a boost going into the second half of the season. Morientes, while not as good as he is, provided a boost, and the return of Fowler was in my opinion a master stroke. Owen would be a welcome return if only for the buzz it would create around Anfield and the pressure it would take off Keane.

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comment by U13707434

posted Dec 2, 2008

i think you rule any one out at your peril.

man.united have yet to reach the heights of last year but are still getting results.

arsenal seem to be all over the place (mind so were chelsea last year)

chelsea still have players to come back into the team and when they're at there best they are a formidable force.

liverpools title credentials will depend on whether they target the league alone.
i don't think they have the squad to win both the champions league and the premier league.

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posted Dec 3, 2008

I am really worried about all these comments on Liverpool season so far? When was the last time we ever came so close to the position we are at the moment? I am shocked at all these stories of blame culture.
In my own opinion, i would say we have done so well so far. We need to get behind our team this time around, and hope that our nearest rival drop more points as i am very sure they will and we will improve.
We have beaten both ManU and Chelsea this season. When was the last time we achieved this feat?
Come on all my fellow Reds, Lets get behind our dear team and be very positive.

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posted Dec 3, 2008

I think Liverpool are doing very well, United fans are just jealous and slightly worried because they aren't winning games they expect to. As a Chelsea fan I don't begrudge Liverpool their position and I am glad there is only a one point gap because Chelsea must surely improve at home. United won't like the idea of chasing two teams. Liverpools big test is Arsenal, if they win this they have to be considered serious contenders. I want Chelsea to win but would choose Liverpool over United or Arsemnl, but Scolari will deny you. Good luck and may the best team win unassisted by the ref. as with last season

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posted Dec 3, 2008

"United fans are just jealous and slightly worried because they aren't winning games they expect to."

Chelsea have dropped points to just about every single team that United have failed to beat so far (and drew with each other), so I don't think SAF will be phased just yet.

United have notoriously started slowly, and they have plenty of home games to come, and "easier" away games. Not to mention the character and experience in these situations.

United won't care if they are chasing fifty teams, as long as the gap is still 6 points come the new year.

The best team did win last year, despite your delusions. For the record, Chelsea benfitted more than any other team due to favourable decisions (although I do concede that this is partly down to the fact that Chelsea are more capable of taking advantage of such decisions, whereas the likes of Wigan and Stoke may not be, for example).

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posted Dec 3, 2008

I think that it's too early to say that Liverpool will win the league but whilst they are up there at the top of the league, you can never write them off. As others have already mentioned, Liverpool probably finish the second half the season better than Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal and they picked up more points than any of the others earlier this year. If Liverpool can beat Blackburn and Hull and get a decent result at the Emirates, therefore remaining at the top of the league, you'd have to say it would make Liverpool favourites because of their strong second half to the season. This is Liverpool's best chance to win a league title for a long time, let's just hope they don't blow it with poor tactics and poor substitutions. Also, i'd welcome Michael Owen back to Anfield anyday. We need more attacking options for when Torres is injured! Liverpool for life - YNWA! smiley

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posted Dec 3, 2008

"Liverpool probably finish the second half the season better than Man Utd"

Perhaps once or twice in PL history I would imagine. However, slightly different under pressure - you'll see.

"it would make Liverpool favourites because of their strong second half to the season."

Liverpool are still comfortably 3rd favourites. I don't think it is the fact that Liverpool "start badly" (therefore finish strongly) that is the main point here. I think the point being overlooked is the fact that Liverpool have failed to deliver in the league WHEN IT MATTERS, be that the end of the season, or any other time.

We still wait to see whether this can be overturned.

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posted Dec 3, 2008

I agree with some of the above points on Liverpool's end of season form, it is very very different when you are involved in a title race. Noone will know how Liverpool will cope with that until they are in one, and that looks like being this year

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