So tomorrow is the big day and I for one can’t wait for the return of England’s Premier league of football. I have been thinking long and hard about what to expect from the forthcoming season and the general consensus from the media is that we will battle it out for 4th with Arsenal. To be fair most Journo’s expect us to pip them to the post!!!
The thing that is really winding me up though is the lack of belief that we can do any better. As of NOW I feel we have three areas covered that are equal to any other top team in the league, those area’s are
: Our goalkeeper Reina who is as adept as any other keeper in the league and with the retirement of Van Der Sar is know the best keeper in the league. Doni is fantastic as back up!
: Our midfield is full of quality, Downing, Gerrard, Aquilani, Meireles, Lucas, Adam, Spearing, Henderson Cole and Maxi (sorry Poulsen you just don’t cut the mustard). Also I feel Shelvey must go on loan to get more experience as I can’t see him figuring whatsoever. I would love an out and out right winger!!
: Our Strikeforce which has an immense starting front two of Carroll and Suarez. I am a little worried about the lack of depth up front (Ngog will leave) with only Kuyt as back up but the aforementioned abundance of talented midfielders should help massively with Gerrard, Cole and Maxi capable of supporting up top.
I feel the only stumbling block (at the minute) will be the Centre Back positions, as much as I love Carra he is getting a little sluggish and getting done for pace on a far too regular basis. We need reinforcements in this area and I expect this will happen. Agger get’s injured way too much, Kyrgiakos is nowhere near Liverpool quality and I have never understood why Skrtel get’s as much time as he does…. he can’t even head a ball!!! Expect either Dann or Cahill to sign within the next week (hopefully both but that’s just wishful thinking).
The only positions I didn’t mention are the wingbacks, Now Enrique has signed I am more than happy we have adequate cover in this area with RB covered by Johnson, Kelly and Flanno and LB by
Enrique, Mr I’m made of glass (Aurelio) and Robinson.
Now I’m not going to go mentioning every player in every top team in the league but sit down take a few minutes and compare every position like for like. Is our starting eleven any worse than that of those that will challenge for the title…. I don’t think so!! We have also now got strength in depth now which will only stand us in good stead.
My thoughts are that we can mount a serious challenge for the title and I wouldn’t expect anything less with KK in charge. He won’t settle for fourth and neither will I. Let’s get behind the lad’s and enjoy a season which could surprise most of the critic’s out there.
For a bit of banter I would love to know your starting 11’s for the game against Sunderland. The closest on the day doesn’t win a prize but get’s the acclaim of his/her fellow Liverpudlian’s
In an ideal world I would like to see us playing the following starting line up (on a regular basis): Reina, Kelly, Dann (Carra), Cahill (Agger), Enrique, Johnson, Gerrard, Aquilani, Downing, Carroll, Suarez. I really can’t predict how things will go and that creates further excitement.
A more realistic starting eleven for this weekend will be: Reina, Kelly, Carra, Agger, Enrique, Kuyt, Meireles, Lucas, Adam, Downing, Carroll.