In the absence of real football, Ross is looking to win a first Premier League title for Liverpool. It’s going quite well – catch up with last week here and then read on…
Well the last update ended on a good note, we are top of the Premier League and in the latter stages of the UEFA and League Cup so what could go wrong? Let’s find out together.
Back at Anfield for the visit of Coventry and its a routine 3-1 victory. Owen scores after 2 minutes and we are that comfortable i decide to make 3 changes at HT. Viktor Onopko then gets himself injured, he does seem to do that a lot but thankfully we see the game out easy enough.
The FA Cup could be a good source of more silverware this season and we face off against everyone’s favourite Millwall in the 3rd round. I ring the changes to give the back ups a game and we are 4-0 up at HT. It finishes 5-0, well and truly job done.
From one cup to another and it’s Bury in the League cup quarter final its starts badly when captain and England(!) international Dom Matteo is sent off after 20 mins then 5 mins later top scorer and assist maker Owen is injured. Bury then get a penalty and go ahead 1-0 at HT. McManaman levels it up before Emmers gets a second yellow and joins Dom in the bath. Nothing happens in extra time and we then lose on penalties after Fowler and Leonhardsen both miss. This feels like a turning point and not in a good way.
It’s back to the real business of the league, injuries and suspensions are starting to bite as we are down to the bare bones. We strike late through Fowler but Gayle strikes even later and its 2 points dropped.
The games keep coming as Spurs rock up at Anfield and we play out a ding dong battle which we ultimately win 4-2 but pick up another injury and it’s Robert Page’s turn this week.
Meanwhile I’m just making boyhood dreams come true.
FA Cup is the name of the day and we take on the might of Charlton, Owen opens the scoring after 2 mins, Fowler adds a second after half hour and Robbie Keane fulfills a boyhood dream to play for Liverpool from the bench for the second half. He does nothing but a 3-1 win sees us through.
Back to EPL action as we take on Leicester for what feels like the 4th time this season, 1-0 win easy.
A 2-1 away loss to Blackburn puts the skids on our decent run and without looking I already know Man U have gone another weekend without dropping any points. We fall to second.
Swindon away in the FA Cup doesn’t prove too tricky and a comfortable 3-0 win is secured thanks to Emmers, Page and Owen. A young Argentinian by the name of Riquelme makes his debut as well.
Unfortunately, we miss the chance to go top of the league after Man U can only draw with Villa we manage a 0-0 draw with Chelsea and honestly it could of been much worse they battered our goal the entire game.
Bolton make things very easy for us by getting two players sent off inside ten minutes. It doesn’t take long for Owen and Fowler to take advantage as we ease to a simple 4-0 win.
Finally for this week then is the return of the UEFA Cup, we drew Lazio which is going to be tricky they’ve got a solid squad but thanks to goals from Owen and Riedle we take a 2-0 lead to Rome for the second leg.
So to round up this week we are out of the league cup thanks to Bury who coincidentally also beat Arsenal in the Semi Finals! We are second in the league, 3 points off Man U and still in the FA and UEFA cups. Could be worse I guess. Until next week.
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