As Liverpool supporters we’re always optimistic. Although we’d be more pragmatic deep inside but we like the air of positivity around us and believe in it as well. Despite that, a Liverpool-United game is beyond form or strength or anything else for that matter. The believer in us thought we’d spank United while the pragmatist in us was worried about United’s form, their strength, the additions they’ve made and how well they’ve played this season.
Yesterday’s game encapsulated all of those feelings together. United knew Liverpool are better than what the so-called pundits have said. Everyone has been quick to pounce on our new and atrociously labeled overpriced signings. Now I am personally sick of this ‘overpriced’ being thrown around all the time. It’s not as if the people who utter that term paid. The price is only what the buyer and seller agree. It’s not a video game for hell’s sake!! Coming back to yesterday’s game, it was nice of Charlie and Jordan to have silenced some of those idiots. Some would keep saying it. Let them. They too will be silenced soon.
What yesterday’s game did best was cool the pragmatist inside me. The last 20 minutes or so went on to show everyone that we can compete with anyone in the league. While some would argue that the United team for most of the game wasn’t their best, the last 20 minutes had their best available players on the field. And we totally had them on the mat! End of the day if United go away with a draw thinking ‘Phew’ and Liverpool think ‘If only..’, I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t keep our hopes high. We were better than United on the day and it is not as if they had a bad day. We were might be a little lower than we desire on the points table but bear in mind that most of our tricky away games are out of the way – Arsenal, Spurs, Stoke, Everton. Only United and City away games remain. The points per game are going to go up.
Away from the game, it really speaks volumes on why people support Liverpool and not United. While King Kenny has always been respectful of the opponents, Fergie didn’t do himself any honors by calling Suarez a diver. If only I had a penny for every time a United player dived, I’d be competing with Beckham in terms of riches.
As if the rivalry wasn’t enough, what came a few hours after the game was disgusting. Racism? I am not here to advocate for Luis Suarez. I mean, ban him if he’s guilty but assuming he is a racist and someone who would be vocal about it, would he also really be dumb enough to say what is alleged when he knows that he is the star of the game and atleast 2 or 3 cameras would be on him almost all the time apart from the fans who would be shooting him? I don’t think so sir. Anyway, what happens if it is established that Luis didn’t cuss Evra? Shouldn’t Evra be penalized for his version of racism? Wouldn’t that qualify as trying to harass someone because of the color of his/your skin and trying to get undue advantage/pleasure out of it? My appeal: please have a fair enquiry and please delivery a f**king harsh punishment, either way!!