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Newz Forum: SOCCER: Houllier expects backlash

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posted on Apr, 9 2004 @ 08:20 AM
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Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier is expecting a Highbury backlash when his side visit Arsenal on Friday.Although there is 25 points separating the two clubs, Houllier believes the gap between the sides is not that big.
 

Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier is backing his number one strike force to fire on all cylinders as the Reds aim to deal Arsenal their third disappointment inside a week.Michael Owen has endured a season hindered by injury and Emile Heskey has been struggling to find form but the England duo bagged three goals between them in last weekend's 4-0 thrashing of Blackburn and appear to be getting it right in time for Liverpool's final push for a Champions League spot.Arsenal, on the other hand, were dumped out of the FA Cup on Saturday by Manchester United and then knocked out of the Champions League by Chelsea in midweek and Houllier has warned his side that the Gunners "will be like a wounded animal after their disappointments".For their part, Liverpool know they must get something from the match to maintain their lead over Newcastle in the battle for for fourth spot.And Owen and Heskey reunited and on form is just the added bonus Houllier needs.




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