If you would have said to me, about a year ago, that Liverpool would have been leading the premier league going into Christmas, I would have laughed at you, and also asked what you were drinking.
Liverpool have in fact proven that we aren’t overly reliant on one player, we’ve been without Suarez for the first 6 games of the Premier League. This is ultimately where Daniel Sturridge was born as one of our ‘go to’ strikers.
Furthermore, we have proven that we don’t need hundreds of millions to build a quality team. LFC have built the squad for purpose, which is now coming to hit many football fans flush in the face.
As our team has more depth than last season, the recent injury to Steven Gerrard hasn’t harboured us, in fact, it saw the team take a positive step forward. Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson came of age, and displayed to the fans all around the world that the money LFC paid for them was worth it.
These guys have been at the heart of some of our greatest performances, Steven Gerrard will finally have to compete for his spot, he is no longer a direct name on the team sheet. This will be good for us. A little competition is healthy.
Suarez has been reborn, since his return from his 10 match ban. But we must NOT forget the men behind him that supply him, the quality for him to turn into gold. This further highlights our claims that Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho are incredibly under-rated, as players.
Whoever made the decision to let Coutinho leave, at Inter Milan, for a low fee, was obviously drunk, and/or crazy. Coutinho will be a key player for us in the future, as he is at the moment. This season was always going to be a massive one for Coutinho, as smaller guys never usually last within the Premier League, but he’s doing a brilliant job.
Jordan Henderson has pretty much become the second Gerrard of LFC. As silly as this sounds, but it’s true. Henderson played almost identical to the way Gerrard would play, in our 0-5 demolition of the Mighty *Sarcasm alarm* Tottenham.
Can Suarez keep up the magic for the remainder of the season? I believe he’s only just getting started, he may have a top gear, which he is yet to shift in to. Maybe with a few more purchases in the transfer window, we will have the firepower to aid him as best as possible.
The Transfer Window?
In my honest opinion, Liverpool need a new Right footed defender, as well as some more reinforcements infront of the opposition net.
I have heard rumours of Salah coming in to join us. This would be brilliant for our attack, I’ve not seen much of him, I also refuse to look on YouTube; last time I did that, Poulsen was signed by Roy Hodgson. He’s skilful and would play perfectly with Suarez, as BR is looking to build the LFC team around him, this would be a brilliant move for us. He has skill and vision, something that we need on the wing.
Elaborating on my defensive opinion: Although Skrtel eats nails for breakfast, and has had some brilliant moments this season, he has also let himself down by being inconsistent, this is something we don’t need as a football club.
Brenden Rodgers did the right in the summer, bringing in Sakho. He’s been an absolute beast for us. Hell, he’s even keeping Daniel Agger out of the team, I sense another swap in formation for us in the second half of the season.
Maybe BR has another trick up his sleeve? Who knows?
What can LFC fans expect for the second half of the season?
Who knows? But if we carry on, performing how we have been doing, and Suarez stays in white hot form, we will finish in the top four, maybe even in with a solid chance of winning the league.
Personally, I think we stand a good chance, many of the so called bigger teams have been poor in the first half of the season, and normally it all picks up in the second half of the season. We are generally a second half of the season team, as we were last season. Let’s step it up a notch!
With Gerrard, Sturridge and Enrique still to return from injury, things are looking incredibly bright for Liverpool, and us fans. As being a Liverpool fan is something to be proud off, once again. I’ve always been a proud LFC fan, always displayed the badge, but this season, there is a different feel. A fresh sense of optimism if you like.
Who knows where we will finish, all that we know is, we’ll be there for the ride. Top four is a definite, any higher, we’ll talk nearer the time!
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