With all the talk over the last couple of days being about Roy Hodgson and whether he will be sacked or not, people tend to forget that there is actually a BIG football game to be played on Sunday! The managerial drama surrounding Hodgson has take a lot of attention away from what this is all about: a game of football to be played for 90 minutes between the two biggest teams in English football.
In the past, this week I would have just been chirping and sledging Manchester United fans in the build up to this game but there has been none of that. The United fans themselves have not even been sending me emails or SMS’s slating me as they think they have this game in the bag already.
Yes, we are having problems at Liverpool but this is a once off cup game and anything can happen. The form book goes out of the window and it is going to boil down to which team wants it more come Sunday. If Roy Hodgson has any hope of keeping his job he is going to have to give the most important team talk of his career to the players before kickoff on Sunday.
There is no reason why Liverpool can not win this game. Manchester United are not playing the best of football right now and we certainly are not as well. But come Sunday, if the Liverpool players have their heads screwed on properly and Roy Hodgson names a decent starting eleven, we can beat United.
Let us forget about all this Hodgson drama for 90 minutes and go out there and beat United. Remember the 4-1 win at Old Trafford not too long ago? We can do that again!