Kopfans, here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful festive season and looking forward to a glorious 2017
There seem to be extra reason for cheers with Liverpool finishing 2016 with such great expectations. And could have been flying in the New Year, if not for crunch timing of TV schedule and old habits of poor refereeing. With that 2-2 draw at the SOL, suddenly everyone is rocking the Reds boat.
Funny, because the same critics, pundits and press didn’t even give LFC a prayer in the beginning of the season. The pre-season prediction from the so called ‘experts’ did not even include LFC under Klopp anywhere above top six. With some truth, pockets of Red fans are still surprised to see where Liverpool are sitting on the table currently.
But at least there are some genuine critics like Gary Neville, who recently insulted his former team and when he said “If Manure beat LFC they could win the title.” That’s a compliment to the Anfield side coming from a rival camp for a few reasons. They spent 100million on one player and LFC made 100million from sales. Liverpool have one of the youngest squad, and they are still in the developing process. So when a team has to beat a squad of young lads to give themselves a boost, it says a lot about Moureen and his team of experienced flops desperation.
The fact is Liverpool has not only surprised many so far this season, but under Klopp LFC is proving a real threat for the future.
You can sense a state of panic among rivals and other contenders.
It would have been easier to concede the title to LFC if the Reds have spent the same silly transfer money, and have Europe’s highest paid players in the books. But this Liverpool squad has come out from the ‘hood’ and are not only punching above their weight, but flooring their opponents. So it’s understandable the rivals are not only annoyed but embarrassed.
But what can we do? From players, manager and fans of LFC can only shrug our shoulders and say, ‘Oops! Sorry you lost to a better team’
That’s how it has been under Klopp, no fanfare, no mocking and no pressure. Just playing, enjoying and clearly emphasizing the point for a fair challenge.
Hence, LFC fans should already be celebrating now because the damage has already been done.
The Reds under the Manager of the Season, in my opinion, have already sent shock waves from the cities of Manchester to London. Klopp’s revelation have sorted out class against form by putting the most recent title holders and title ‘buyers’ in their place and the Reds are doing it with some style too.
If being the best entertainers in England is not charming enough, they are bringing sense back into English Football, from a forgotten place called Academy.
So come what May (2017), no pun, but it shouldn’t matter where LFC finish the season (among the top 3, ahem) because once again it’s a lesson for the FA bigwigs and senseless critics that passion will always triumph over ego.
Consequently, the 2-2 draw, the slips ups against Bournemouth and mistakes against West Ham, should not derail Liverpool target, to finish in the CL places. Going for title wasn’t even part of the plan.
However, seeing how most are terrified of Liverpool this season, LFC has already won something no one thought about, intended or predicted. RESPECT.
The rest as they say, will become history. YNWA