The Liverpool team of 2017 has – everyone must admit this – been a health risk to watch for every real Liverpool fan ever since New Year’s Eve. A team that looked so good before and during Christmas has been in shambles since the turn of the year.
We as fans don’t exactly know what to expect no more. We beat a top Premier League team one week, then suddenly lose to the likes of Swansea, Hull, and Leicester.
We have just beaten Arsenal this last Saturday and I’m only happy we will play at Anfield when we meet Burnley (who of course defeated us at Turf Moor early on this season).
I’m also happy to know players like Henderson, Lallana and Milner have all expressed their concerns about the shape of things since the Christmas period. It has really been one big embarrassment both for Liverpooll fans and players, hasn’t it?
Okay, let’s have a look at the fixtures list. What have we got? What can we expect?
We have these seven games to play next:
12 March: Liverpool vs Burnley
19 March: Manchester City vs Liverpool
1 April: Liverpool vs Everton
5 April: Liverpool vs Bournemouth
8 April: Stoke vs Liverpool
16 April: West Bromwich vs Liverpool
23 April: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
What to expect?
Ha! The Arsenal Fan TV guy Robbie dubbed the Liverpool vs Arsenal “the bipolar derby” in the build-up for the game done together with Redmen TV.
So very true. Bipolar!
That’s what we as Liverpool fans have become accustomed to endure since New Year’s eve. As I said, if we were to meet Burnley away now, I’d be psychologically ready for another lowly team demolishing us at home. As the game is to be played at Anfield I assume confidence we will win, but I do not know we will.
After Burnley, Man City at the Ethiad. More confident of a victory there. Much more, as this squad of bipolar Liverpool players seem to always turn up against strong sides like this. I guess one should call Everton “strong” as well, ad expect us to beat the Merseyside rivals of ours at Anfield Saturday the 1st of April.
Four days later we’ve got Bournemouth at Anfield. Bournemouth managed to get a draw at Old Trafford on Saturday. That’s well done. Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth simply mustn’t be underestimated. We cannot take them lightly. Not at all. Not ever!
Stoke is a team that is always difficult to meet at Britannia Stadium. They are not in the best form, but can beat anyone at home. We must keep our heads up when we meet them. No doubt about that, is there?
West Brom away? Who knows what to expect? At the moment all I can hope for is a good spell of results coming up now making the Liverpool squad confident enough to – well, to all of a sudden lose sight of one another in Birmingham! Whoever knows? I don’t.
Jordan Henderson had better arrange secret team meetings before both the Stoke and West Brom games take place.
23 April: Crystal Palace at Anfield.
We know we must make Anfield become a fortress, and make sure not to drop points in front of Scouse fans again this season, at least not in ways that make a world of Liverpool fans embarrassed.
Good luck to the spectators, to the players, to the training staff, to the manager. – And my simple advice is: Keep yer heads up and prove yourselves on the pitch! Always!
Written by @MagneLeoKarlsen