On Sunday we kick off the 2nd half of the Premier League campaign as we take a trip up the coast and take on EPL new boys Blackpool.
The Seasiders have already beaten us at Anfield this season in what was the last game of the Hicks and Gillett era. We simply cannot afford to drop points this time, as it will make our quest for that elusive fourth place very difficult. Our new owners (John W Henry & Tom Werner) have hinted that they are starting to lose patience with Roy Hodgson. Should we lose this game, they must take action. We are Liverpool; we belong in the Champions League. We belong in the top four, not meandering around in the mid-table.
Ironically Blackburn and Newcastle, both of whom are even with us in points, let their managers go recently, expressing their dissatisfaction with their current performance. Does this mean that Newcastle & Blackburn have higher standards then us? I hope not. Why are 22 points not good enough for Blackburn and Newcastle, yet ok for us? The answer is, it’s not. Something needs to change. Our away form is simply disgraceful to say the least, with our only win in a game that we were lucky not to lose. Enough is enough, this game should be Roy’s last chance. Enough of the negative, boring football. Let us go for the win, please Roy. WE ARE LIVERPOOL F.C. for crying out loud.
There is possibility that the game might be called off should the deep freeze not lift in time, as Blackpool don’t have under-soil heating. If that happens, it could be a blessing in disguise for Roy, who will get to live another day. Regardless, however, if our form does not turn around immediately, starting with this game, Roy must go.
With that sad here is my line up wish, I would like to see Gerrard, Agger & Aurelio start.
My Lineup Wish:
Pepe Reina, Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger, Sotiris Kyrgiakos, Fabio Aurelio, Lucas Leiva, Raul Merieles, Steven Gerrard, Dirk Kuyt, David Ngog, Fernando Torres
Y.N.W.A. & Merry Christmas
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