MF looks ahead to Liverpool v Spurs

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Five serious league games in a row now starting with Liverpool on Monday evening – Newcastle, Woolwich, Man United and Everton follow. With three of these fixtures away from home, what’s a serious target to come out of the end of this run with? We’re capable of winning all these games but how about ten points? Three wins and a draw? I’d take that personally.

Traditionally a trip to Anfield isn’t one of the games we’d look to get three points from, however last season’s comfortable 2-0 victory is still fresh in the mind as is the 4-0 win at WHL in September and coming out on top in this one is a realistic ambition. Liverpool’s resurgence this season has come despite some dodgy home form with only four wins in their eleven games so far. The other seven have been draws so whilst they’re unbeaten, Anfield is not the intimidating place of old.

Dalglish publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with the team after their recent defeat at Bolton and they’ve responded with good performances in the cup and a thumping win at Wolves. Craig Bellamy has been the star of the show up front but the spotlight will shift on Monday as Luis Suarez returns to the fold after his ban. The chances of him having spent his gardening leave learning how to stay on his feet are slim I’d guess but as he’ll probably start on the bench, referee Michael Oliver won’t have to have to spend his time trying to discern fact from fiction for the full ninety minutes.

Injury news from our side isn’t the best with Lennon and Defoe seemingly definitely out and Van der Vaart struggling. Adebayor also came off with a twinge on Tuesday so a fully fit and raring to go Saha would be nice, a sentiment that’s been expressed more than a few times on Everton websites in the past few years I’d hazard.

The bookies make a home win firm favourite which shows that we’ll need to be at our best. One of the barnstorming starts we’ve seen so often this season would be welcome; Van der Vaart’s early goal last year was the cornerstone of our win. Bale carried our main attacking threat against Wigan but he can’t be expected to do it on his own this time round. It’s important that VdV starts and gets involved but Modric pulled the strings in our win last season and is in the form to do it again. COYS.

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  1. Gonna be close this one I feel 2-1 1-0 or 1-1 don’t think we will see a goal fest but as long as it goes our way I don’t care. Shame about the injuries but isnt that always the way for us? I really do think it’s time to start blooding some of those players knocking on the door in games like the wigan game gives them experience and also rests the key players for the big games. 2-1 to the spurs lets do the bin dippers in their back yard. Lillywhitetilidie .

  2. There is a few things i need to get of my chest firstly we need to sack Sherwood and get Hoddle or Ginola too run our development squad,. How the hell can you play a player not eligible if its the lad who created the goal thwn even i had not heard of him and he never played one game or was even a sub Shocking and worth the sack round one to Liverpool . Why i mention that game is Liverpool kids gave you a glimpse of what there senior players would play like crisp quick sometimes dirty tackles saturated defending and all action attacking without tiring .I have watched this Liverpool team on there TV and they where a different team too the one who turned up at the Lane. Now to Mondays game i cant see us getting any points from this one and last season this was the time our season started to falter badly and looking back we all no why Modric had bean having secret talks with a Russian oil Barron and his form was shocking and so was our form. This year its Harrys Tax battle 4411 battle Defoes bench battle our Keepers corner battles and our Medical problems King Nelsen Saha Gallas Hudds and Hammys Ady Van Lennon Defoe then the one we don't no who was secretly tapped for a Summer move even Harry is baffled by all the Hamstrings have these been tapped Modric Ady Lennon Defoe we no Bale is well tapped in the papers every week. This is only one worry the biggest one is Liverpools new found form since the game you mentioned Bolton 3 Liverpool 1 when King Kenny said your jobs are on the line if you don't play better Kuyt Bellamy Adams Henderson Downing Carrol and the rest of there team mates upped there work rate and the rest is history. So there you have it this team no when too up there work rate and its not just this team the last four seasons results will show you they can up it when they get criticized by the media . This has nothing to do with King Kenny because Benitez and Roy both had good results in the big games and if you watched Liverpool's games during them four seasons they all had the same high work rate. We beat this for a few reasons firstly we scored and dominated for the first 15 mins and we scored secondly they lost two players and lost a lot of work rate and even then it took us a long time to kill them off. We need the same too happen again or we will see a tide of red swarming all over us from start too finish and increasing at half time you see i knew Bellamy seven iron would pitch up at Liverpool because i knew his work rate would help him to keep running and score goals lets hope Saha has brought us some of this work rate with him from the North West or there will be more space on an Indian Train. Good Luck Boys God and me no we will need it Coys 1- 3 SPURS

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