posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 12:31 PM
reply to post by Freeborn
I'm still thinking back to last year and those 13 draws - last year the way our luck went we wouldn't have got the win.
We need to improve against the other top teams, but we're pretty close and need to kick into bigger spells of stage 3 football, the only thing that
really separates us from man u and chelski at the moment.
Once we get our players back from the olympics, we should be able to progress into greater spells of stage 3 footy.
I'm not sure who all these magical utd players are - the only 2 missing are tevez and ronaldo, and it remains to be seen if he is as effective this
season - utd aren't the same team without him, as proven by todays 1-1 draw with newcastle, a team they should roll over quite comfortably.
The longer they are without ronaldo, the more games they will struggle to win when teams just try to shut up shop.
Chelski are a good side, but scolari is unproven in this league and is seen more as an international manager than a club one, and some of his players
are going to struggle in his systems until they get used to them - scolari may even struggle to come to terms with the rigours of the PL, but we'll
They certainly have the tools to win the league, but it's how the tools are used, and when that's important.
All in all, I think a good season for liverpool would be to finish closer to the top on points, and win one of the cups, simply because we probably
won't spend enough time playing stage 3 football to win consistently in the big games.