Premiership action returns on Tuesday night when the Gunners visit us at Anfield. Premiership games do not get any bigger than this. In the past it would have been Arsenal at this stage of the season challenging for the Premiership but this time it is us. It is a must win gave for us, as is every game left this season. Beating Arsenal on Tuesday will not be easy but we can do it.
We have the advantage of not having played on Saturday or Sunday so we will be fresher than Arsenal who played against Chelsea on Saturday in the FA Cup on a pitch which Wenger complained so much about. Theoretically we should have the upper hand against Arsenal but this is football after all and anything can happen.
I am just reading that Van Persie and Adabayor have been ruled out of the game which should be to our advantage as those two have really carried Arsenal through this season. We will be without Captain Fantastic, Steven Gerrard who is still nursing his groin injury. I had hoped he would be back for this game but I guess there is really no point risking him and rushing him back from injury if it means he plays one game and then is out for the rest of the season.
Having being knocked out of the Champions League, it means that the league is our only hope for silverware this season. Chelsea and Manchester United are going to have the added pressure of playing in the Champions League and hopefully this will play to our advantage as we would be fresher for the league.
It seems like ages ago when we played Chelsea in the Champions League last week. I have been looking forward to this game and I hope the boys make us proud. I see us just edging this one 2-1.
Good luck you Reds.