So the return of Stevie G has been delayed and with Suarez coming back from a full international competition it looks like our squad is going to be weakened at the very start of the season, but is it really?
I turn your attentions again to our midfield even with our beloved captain missing and our charismatic striker missing , Kenny still has an abundance of players to field. With the likes of Meireles, Aqualini, Henderson , Adam , Downing , Lucas , Spearing and Shelvey our midfield still boasts a damn formidable line-up.
There are fears and I understand that they are justified, but I beg you to recall the last season. Recall the streak of form we maintained – which saw us dispatch Manchester City and United and Chelsea.
You see just like the last few games the opening of the season is the perfect chance for our players to be bled , for others to be given a shot that they may have been denied. Contrary to popular belief, we do have a knack for buying players who are worth more than the money we splashed out on them. Who was Sami Hyypia before we bought him? What more of Alonso?
Instead of cursing and doubting the start of the season , I welcome you to consider the possiblites – the formations we could explore.
It is when the night is the darkest when dawn is truly at its closest. We have the talent, so let’s give them their shot , their 10 minutes. For it is when a team has nothing to lose and is written off , that moment , the position gives the extra desire to win.
3-0 down to AC Milan on the 25th of May in 2005 during a Champions League final, no one expected anything more and to quote Jamie Carragher “Come lads lets go out there and make sure we don’t go down 5-0 , the fans deserve more.’ And until today and for many more years to come , that night in Istanbul will go down in Liverpool lore- we will tell our grandchildren about it.
My point here is simple , due to our position we have nothing to lose. No burden is on us , on our players and it is for this reason that we will emerge bold , resolute and strong.