We all remember Stevie Gerard for his stunning goals, amazing crosses and, sadly, that slip against Chelsea, which ended Liverpool’s Premier League dream back in 2014. That moment, as hard as it could be for Liverpool fans, depicts the ‘Reds’ performance every season; all is going good and right in the end, all of the sudden, Liverpool blows it up.
We will talk about how possible it is that the team under Klopp’s command blow the lead of the Premier League, taking into account that they have one match less than the Manchester City of Guardiola. There are 13 matches left to go, where we will know if Liverpool F.C. is going to be crowned as the Premier League champions. Now, the feat hasn’t been accomplished in 28 years of the competition, so for Liverpool to win the PL for the first time seems to be harder than for Lukaku to control the ball properly. What a time to be alive.
Some information about the team
To be fair, the ‘Reds’ have been an amazing side playing internationally the last 15 years, but sadly, their luck hasn’t been the same in England. Characterized for being one of the greatest teams in the history of the country, leaving aside the mighty Tottenham and their trophy cabinet, Liverpool F.C. has won 5 times the Champions League (best record in England) and in three occasions the team has ended first on the Europa League. Besides, domestically they have been champions of the first division 18 times (second to Manchester United) and they have won the FA Cup in 7 opportunities.
Their last international title was in 2005, where we couldn’t believe what was happening in that crazy night in Estambul; it would be a lie if you told yourself that what you saw that day wasn’t one of the best matches you have ever seen. Maldini opened the score in favor of the Italians, concluded by a piece of poetry by Crespo upfront, which gave Milan a 3-0 advantage heading half-time. Then, out of nowhere, we saw ruthless and fearless players commanded by Gerard and Carragher, who demonstrated England’s type of football (similar to the Manchester United team we saw under Mourinho’s command – don’t be mad, of
Sadly, since that day Liverpool has only won a FA Cup (2005-2006), a Community Shield (2006) and the England League Cup (2011-2012). Yes, nothing more. A team that came from defeating the mighty Dida, Maldini, and Pirlo, ended up 8th three years ago behind Payet’s West Ham. A change for bad was evident, where the hope from millions of fans seemed to fade away. Nowadays, with the football we’re seeing, the only question remaining is: are we in front of a different Liverpool? It is obvious that Brendan Rodgers is gone for good, but is his luck gone with him? Keep on reading.
What are the odds of a G-Slip occurring once again?
After Karius mistakes in the final against Real Madrid, the answer to the previous question seem a little obvious. Well, not so fast. First, Karius is gone; problem solved. Jokes aside, Liverpool has now an unstoppable goalkeeper: Alisson Becker. Twenty meters ahead on the field there’s Virgil van Dijk and Matip, two walls over 1.90m tall that make every striker sweat a lot out of fear. Milner is one hell of a leader, Fabinho and Keita have three lungs each and we should not even talk the deadly starting three: Mané, Firmino and Salah.
Now, there are two things that make Foothunch think, as a proud Arsenal fan would say: ‘this is our (their) year’. First, Klopp can be annoying for some, but we got to recognize he is one hell of a coach. Football is not just about tactics, positioning
Second, going to a more technical aspect, Liverpool has now a solid bench. Shaqiri was almost in the oblivion of football until he arrived
The era of a new Liverpool
This, in our opinion, is what Liverpool has lacked all this years: the gut and hunger to represent a team with history. It can’t be denied that the level of football shown by players like Salah, Mané or Virgil has been nothing but outstanding, but of course, if there is no gas in the tank at the end of the road, what is the point? Liverpool has 13 more matches to go, and there is no room for mistakes. The toughest matches that the team has left are against Manchester United at Old Trafford, and against Tottenham and Chelsea at Anfield. If those nine points are secured, it is truly possible that the reds could celebrate their first Premier League title.
Now, motivation, perseverance
Man, it is one hell of exciting thing to watch Liverpool play nowadays, isn’t it? Anfield is on fire every fixture, the chants echo around Liverpool city and why not, the roads seem to be filled with more