Another Monday and another great weekend for the Reds. I have told my doctor to be on the alert for me as if things continue to go this way this season, I am going to get a heart attack! Saturdays game was yet another rollercoaster ride for us. But as we have done so many times this season, we came back from behind and won. Everyone is saying that this is the sign of Champions but I am not quite sure. Champions beat teams like Wigan at home 4-0. Yes, 3 points are 3 points but we need to be getting these 3 points with ease.
I am looking at this in two ways: we are winning games which we should not be winning especially after starting off poorly in the games. There is a slight element of luck in winning the Championship and I hope we have not used all our luck this early in the season as we are going to need it later on. But who knows, maybe we are going to have luck on our side for the whole season.
From another angle, our success from coming back from behind may not all be about luck. As Rafa and the players have come out and said, there seems to be a never say die attitude in the team now and they never know when to give up. I tend to think that a large part of this is due to the fitness of the players. It is clear to see that we have a very fit team as we seem to go on and on like Duracell batteries. This could just bode us well in the long run as we know we will be much quicker and sharper in the 80th minute when most teams are now huffing and puffing. Maybe that is the tactic for this season: Lets break down teams in the last 10 minutes when they have run out of steam.
Whatever is the reason behind our coming back from behind success, I just hope it lasts throughout the season.
Say what now?
Is it luck really or is it just more belief in the team that they can come back from behind. Wigan were lucky to be in front from the start and apart from the two goals created very little else. Kirkland made two or three good saves and Gerrard was inches away from scoring the free-kick. In my opinion the game was one simply by Liverpool creating more clear cut chances over the 90mins and I thought deserved to win in the end. I know Wigan going down to 10 men was a big bonus but that wasn’t our fault and at the end of the day bookings and red cards are all part and parcel of the modern game.
I think we need just to forget about how we have got to the position we are in at the minute and look forward to next Sundays massive match with Chelsea.
A good result at The Bridge sees us going into Novembers fixtures and on paper they are very kind. Away games against Spurs and Bolton and three homes against West Brom, Fulham and West Ham.
I know no games are a cert but we are easily favourites for every one of those matches and I would be disappoited in losing any of them.