It's been a tough run of games for Liverpool, in truth; but we've got our heads down and got on with it - like a shift at work, or a session at the gym, grinding and sweating away. Despite a section of rival Twitter accounts speculating on our list of fixtures accompanied with a classic Jürgen Klopp grimace, and many troubling emojis, we weren't ever phased going in to our last run of games. We're top having won 6, drawing 1, and 2 loses in cup completion overall.
A poor reflection on the last three games has left some fans in disarray, robbed them of all logical sense, induced brain fog; 'Aye, here we are with problems, at the top of the league.' – Cheers Shanks.
But our fantastic front-three haven't quite hit the ground running collectively just yet, have they? Sure, some individual brilliance from Mane against the likes of Leicester away, Spurs away, and earlier on in the season which have been decisive match winning performances – earning the tip of the hat, has gone slightly off-the-boil of late.
Bobby was prematurely accused of 'a World Cup hangover' at the start of the season which was nonsense – in crucial games like PSG he has shown the goods, and is ever present as our attacking metronome.
Which leads me to our leading man, Salah; I adore the f**king bloke, I'd lay over a puddle for him to prevent his feet from getting wet. He's our Egyptian Messi, he's Kenny, Gerrard, Suarez, all of our love poured back in to one fella. He brings us hope, until the Ramos incident, since he went out on duty with Egypt etcetera etcetera. What's happened to Mo? Is he trying to hard? Behind the scenes politics troubling the poor boy? Still feeling the affects of his lingering shoulder injury? Whatever the problem, I (like every Liverpool supporter) has struggled to put a finger on it over a bevy, a cuppa, whatever your poison – the fact of the matter is something is not right.
I can only surmise and summarise this point down to pure inspiration missing. It's a mind over matter, a booster, quietens the negative clan. The chorus of the Anfield crowd must lift the front-three to glory on Sunday. We must let it drive the lads to claim the lead in the title chase as our own once again, it won't win us the league, there's still a long way to go. But I do fancy our killer three to take this in to the next run of fixtures, which I'm relieved to tell you, back to a fairer run while the rest play each other (no team is a walk in the park, mind). Let's get out of third-gear and send City home swigging a commiserative Kopperberg up the M62.
Up the inspired reds.
The next 7:
Red Star Belgrade (H)*
Red Star Belgrade (A)*
How many goals will Bobby, Mane & Salah contribute throughout the next run of fixtures? Or will we see the likes of Sturridge, Shaqiri introduced on a permanent basis?
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