Once in a while you try to move something with your mind, just in case. Once in a while I have looked at Liverpool’s position towards the end of a season and I’ve tried to move them to number one, just in case.
I became a Liverpool fan back in 1997 and I have never experienced the joy of the team lifting the EPL cup. At least there is some solace when we lifted the Champions League cup back in 2005. Nevertheless, this could be our season (gasp!).
Why could this be our season? It is now twenty years and counting as a Liverpool fan. It is going close to thirty years since Liverpool last won the English premiership. Of course that is not a deserving reason why Liverpool should win. The main reason is that Liverpool is among the underdogs vouched to win the League. Alongside Tottenham and Arsenal, Liverpool is the more courageous underdog. Arsenal will bark a lot, Tottenham will charge a lot but Liverpool will have the guts to grab the bone.
This season, Manchester City have the best squad. Manchester United have the better squad. Chealsea have a good squad. The trio are seen as wolves entitled to grab the bone. It will however require more brain than brawl to get the bone. A foxy move.
Liverpool agreeably has a weak defence which makes most teams that play against them surge forward to grab a goal; or on rare occasions, sit back and launch a counter attack in anticipation that Liverpool will make a defensive error. The whole idea is that as other teams seek to penetrate Liverpool’s weak defence, they expose their defence to counter Liverpool’s pacey attack. An attack which is not clinical as of yet but could cause much damage.
If Liverpool’s midfield hold the ball long enough and create more chances moving forward, they will relieve the pressure from their weak defence. Liverpool can hang on till the summer transfer window when they can add to their team to boost the defence and attack firepower. By that time, it will be safe to say that Liverpool will win the league. To bolster them farther, big wins in their Champions League fixtures will make the wolves in the EPL fear playing Liverpool. The once underdogs would have improved their pitch credibility and dominance against big teams by the time we cross over to 2018.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
Of course you have no reason to be afraid if you are a true Liverpool fan. You’ll never walk alone.