Once again Man Utd have shown us what you are meant to do when you travel to apparantly inferior sides in the EPL if you want to be crowned as champions at the end of the season. To be the honest the difference between the two sides at the minute is that no one expected anything less from ManU last night whilst there is always a doubt in what Liverpool team will turn up from one match to the next. Will it be the Liverpool that thrashed Newcastle away or will be the other side of the coin and the Liverpool that couldn’t score on a night out With Hugh in the Playboy Mansion.
Basically anything less that 3 points tonight against Wigan is poor. It’s time to stand up and be counted or else just forget about it for another season. Several posts back I stated that by the end of January we would know where our season was going to end up. So far it hasn’t be good. 2 out of 6 points in the EPL and a replay with Everton in the FA Cup at Goodison. It could still swing in our favour however with a win tonight but that leaves the difficult task of beating Chelsea on Sunday. (Main Stand Section M if anybody wants to say Hi by the way – lol).
Once again on paper Liverpool are odds on to win tonights game but we all know by now how that bit of paper is often so wrong. We all remember how difficult our home game against Wigan was when we were 1-2 down after a Zaki brace until 2 goals in the last ten secured the win. Wigan are looking for a 6th win on the trot at home but in order to secure that they need to make history by beating one of the so called ‘big four’ for the first time. Liverpool however travel to the JJB Stadium keen to maintain their unbeaten Premier League record against the Latics and the 100% return to date at the JJB Stadium of three wins out of three, and not one goal conceded.
Liverpool have no injury worries ahead of tonights game. On the other hand Wigan have lost several players such as Heskey in the transfer market. On top of that new signing Ben Watson is injured and current players Kirkland and Valencia are doubts. Robbie Keane will return to the Liverpool squad after being dropped for Sunday’s FA Cup clash with Everton. If he does make it however Liverpool will have to stick some goals past ex-Red Chris Kirkland. The 27 year old keeper made 45 appearances (25 in the league) for Liverpool between August 2001 before his move to Wigan in July 2006. If selected for Liverpool Javier Mascherano will be making his 50th career Premier League appearance (West Ham and Liverpool) whilst ever present Jamie Carragher will be playing on his 31st birthday. Lets hope he has one to remember.
Player Quote of The Week
I’ve had 14 bookings this season – 8 of which were my fault but 7 of which were disputable…
A classic from the lips of ex-Geordie Paul Gascoigne showing off his mathmatical skills that must also come in handy when trying to remember of the pints spilled last night how many was actually his fault….
Tonka out -YNWA..