February will prove to be a make or break month for the Reds with a succession of important fixtures that may ultimately have an effect on a season which if one calls underachieved would sound like an under statement.
While in a matter of a few weeks, the Reds came from 8 points away from 4th place to 1 single point, one has to keep in mind that Man City are level with us on points with 2 games in hand while Villa are 1 point behind us with one game in hand. Make no mistake; the Reds will loose points in this run-up, but so will the other contenders.
February packs in 6 fixtures for the Reds. Everton (H), Arsenal (A), Unirea Urziceni (H), Man City (A), Unirea Urziceni (A), and Blackburn (H). Three home and three away games packed in the space of 22 days!
Now, dwelling deep into my emotions rather than making a game per game analysis, this is my prediction for these fixtures (please don’t place any bets!):
Liverpool vs. Everton 2-1
Arsenal vs. Liverpool 1-1
Liverpool vs. Unirea Urziceni 2-0
Man City vs. Liverpool 2-2
Unirea Urziceni vs. Liverpool 1-1
Liverpool vs. Blackburn 2-1
So, what are you predictions for February?
Thanks to Maliya Khan for submitting these.
Thanks to Maliya Khan for submitting these.
Good win yesterday, Rafa is satisfied with the display more…
(Y.N.W.A. great game boys)
However he sees room for improvement more…
(It is a pity H&G did not provide funds, you could have used it)
In case you missed it but Tom Hicks was at the game yesterday more…
(I hate to admit it but every-time he visits we win. His presence gets the supporters all wound up who in turn spur-on the team. We still want him out though)
The U18 also won yesterday beating Man Utd more…
(A few weeks ago bunch of Mancs made fun of us for signing the Icelandic goal-scorer Kristjan Gauti Emilsson. Who is laughing now? This season we have beat them with the first team, with the reserves and now with the u18s)
In case you missed it yesterday, I made a big blunder
(Sorry Ryan, thanks for accepting my apology YNWA)
Speaking of Babel, Rafa has ruled out his sale more…
(Dropping it down to 0%)
Alan Hansen has praised Dirk Kuyt more…
(Dirk is the hardest working man in football)
According to the Daily Mail Robbie Keane is set to leave Spurs and join Sunderland which would allow Kenwyne Jones to move to Liverpool more…
(Found it on various sources, putting him back down at 30%)
And United will get rid of Michael Owen because they can not afford his wages more…
(Quo Vadis Judas? MLS?)
I feel like I lose a member of my family everytime a Red passes away more…
(RIP Ann to the family and friends YNWA)
Juve have not given up on Rafa more…
(We need to support our gaffer and show him our love if we want him to stay)
Stevie G is favourite to be England captain after Terry goes Tiger more…
(Stevie should focus on Liverpool)
And it would not be Sunday without one of the tabloids talking about the exit of one of our stars more…
(Now it’s Yossi again and this time for Summer because they know it is impossible for it to happen in the next few hours.)
Tweet of the Day
FT Liverpool 2 – Bolton 0 (Kuyt, Insua)
My January Transfer Predictions (Higher % more likely):
Kenwyne Jones : 30%
Milan Jovanovic : 0%
Arda Turan : 0%
Damien Plessis : 10%
Ryan Babel : 0%
On Saturday Liverpool hosted the Bolton Wanderers and the quests waren’t able to score at Anfield even though they’ve had enough chances. Thanks to Dirk Kuyt’s struck in the first half and an own goal by Kevin Davies Liverpool won the clash with 2:0 and earned three points. The fourth place is only one point away now.
Even if it wasn’t a great performance, there were a few positives to notice:
1. First of all: we got the right result .
2. We have three points in our pocket now and we’are closer to the fourth place.
3. Stevie is almost back. The captain performed marginally better here than he did on his return from injury in the goalless draw at Wolves last Tuesday. There were a few sparks of his brilliancy to notice and you could see that he’s trying really hard.
4. Kyrgiakos save was a masterpiece and I think everyone will agree with me that was the man of the match.
5. Dirk Kuyt scored again and that’s a sign that the Dutchman is coming back to his previous form. He gave us the lead eight minutes before half-time and I think it also has given us some boost if you think about how we were playing before and after the break.
6. Even if some pundits do criticize Ngog for yesterday’s performance, I think he did a really good job. He was trying and trying and trying. If that’s not important than what is?
7. Emiliano Insua surprised with a good performance after his horrible play in the previous matches. Well done lad, keep on working like that.
8. We are now unbeaten in 6 consecutive games.
9. After the match the fans were chantingRafa’s name which I assume as a positive.
The list isn’t shot which makes me feel glad. But … that’s still isn’t IT. I’m asking myself if we are finally able to generate the swagger and play constantly on a level we used to play on? YNWA