Posted by Nick Mason
Many wouldn’t know, that I’m exceptionally controversial with my views on football, my most recent outburst, involved myself defending Iago Aspas, and why fans should get behind him; I’m not going to tell you how much hate I got for expressing an opinion! If you guessed a lot, you probably guessed right.
Possibly my most active tweet ever, received almost 30 retweets and 10 favourites, the hate to follow it from the minutest of fans made me question if I should really post such opinions again. I have now referred to the congregation of supporters who hate on Aspas for no reason, “The Aspas hate train!”
Give Aspas some time, he’s came to us from the Spanish league, which is a much different league to the Premier League, in terms of physicality. In time, he could be an amazing player.
I was going to make a similar post for Cissokho, but I don’t think my account could take another battering. But, however, I will make another point about him.
Since Cissokho has been re-included in the Liverpool squad, following the injury to John Flanagan, he has really stepped up to the plate as a Liverpool player, and I believe he stands in real good stead to be purchased on a permanent basis.
We, as a fan base, need to stop criticizing our players (exception: it’s ok to criticize Moses.) if we give each of the players who appear to be on the fringes at Anfield, the support they require. You never know, we may end up with an unsung hero, much alike Lucas, remember, that player we brought who was originally terrible, but now starts near enough every game? Yes him.
Victor Moses disrespect
Now, I was all for the Victor Moses transfer when I heard about it, because I thought he was hardworking when he played. Hindsight 20:20, how wrong was I?
Victor Moses took to the press to exclaim his anger at not getting more playing time at Liverpool, when he was promised game time. Last time I remembered, he was on loan to us, not a player of ours.
Chelsea were also said to be angered at the situation with Moses, but I would like to take this moment to say that, if he fails to put the dedication in on the training ground, and he doesn’t act like he wants to play during the few minutes he gets on, why would BR want to play him? I personally would terminate the Loan deal, or keep him on the bench for the remainder of the season, and only use him when we actually need him, which will hopefully be never.
Brendan has apparently had talks with Moses, following the anger, so, we’ll see, going forward if his playing attitude changes. At the moment, he’s a disgrace to the shirt, he needs to pick himself up. Maybe he’s low on confidence.
Top 4 charge?
Well, who knows, if we carry on performing as a team, and players don’t get individually greedy toward the end of the season, we could even be in with a shot of the title. I’m not delusional, I just believe it could happen, it’s our best chance since 2009. This season will go right to the final day, so we need to start tearing teams apart, more often.
Everything seems to be falling right into place for us, Sturridge and Suarez are reunited, and Gerrard is back spraying his 35-yard passes all over the field. So, we need to continue playing every game as it comes, rather than focusing on the title and the benefits that comes with it.
Mignolet’s goalkeeping bloopers
If I’m really honest about this situation, I don’t think most of the mistakes were his fault, but indeed he could have done better. Some of the mistakes were as a result of woeful defending, it’s fairly evident, that we’re missing our ‘better’ two centre backs.
As a result of some of these defensive errors, Mignolet has come off the worst, as his confidence has taken a massive hit, but he has the quality to bounce back from it all, so we still need to have faith in him. He is much better than Reina, in my opinion!
Following on, we should let Reina sit on the subs bench in Barcelona, that’s what he wants!
Personally I don’t think we need to do too much in this transfer window, as we’re not willing to overpay on players. But, going forward we do need to asses our right footed Centre-back situation. As much as I like Martin Skrtel, I feel that it’s time to make the change as he’s becoming very inconsistent, and as a team looking to fight for the title, this is something we don’t need.
Any other positions? I’ll leave that to BR, he knows more about the team than any of us do.
Finally, let’s keep supporting the team we all know, and love. Anfield will be the twelfth man, it’s become a fortress again. In the coming weeks, let’s build us a moat, to keep the bitters away. What I mean by this “Let’s destroy Everton”.
Thanks for taking the time to read this entry!
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