Nor do I want Man City or Arsenal to stop them. I want Liverpool to do it. And what’s more, I think they can. I know past seasons have taught us Liverpool fans to not get carried away. However, with the off field problems now behind us, a much stronger squad in place and Kenny Dalglish and Steve Clarke forming a formidable management team, I firmly believe the future is bright. Bright red.
There is also one extra factor that makes me believe my dreams will finally come true after too long a wait. We aren’t playing in Europe. Whilst this is disappointing, it also provides reason for optimism. Liverpool will have to play a lot less fixtures than the other teams competing to get in the top four. When the season really gets under way and fixtures start to pile up, we’ll have more time to recuperate between games and there is also less chance of the players getting injuries.
Don’t get me wrong, we are by no means favourites and I won’t be rushing out to put my life savings on us to win the title but I will be very surprised if we don’t mount a serious challenge and, under Kenny, with the players having fresh legs, I am confident that we won’t trail off like we have in the past.