Premiership Preview: Liverpool

August 9, 2007 at 2:39 pm | Posted in Football, Jackie Manuel | Leave a comment


Will Rafa continue to rotate the 45 man squad?

Interesting Wikipedia Fact:

The song “You’ll Never Walk Alone“, originally from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel and famously recorded by Liverpool musicians Gerry & The Pacemakers, is the anthem of Liverpool FC and has been sung by the Anfield crowd since the early 1960s.The song has since gained popularity among the fans of other clubs around the world. Claims that “You’ll Never Walk Alone” was first sung by fans at other clubs have been dismissed as very unlikely.[48] The song’s title adorns the top of the Shankly Gates which were unveiled 26 August 1982 in memory of former manager, Bill Shankly. The “You’ll Never Walk Alone” banner portion of the Shankly Gates is also reproduced in the Liverpool FC crest. The Boot Room was also an important part of Liverpool’s history and club culture.

Liverpool fans, singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, were featured in the Pink Floyd song, “Fearless“. Other popular chants include “Fields of Anfield Road” (to the tune of “The Fields of Athenry“), “Scouser Tommy” (first section to the tune of “Red River Valley; second section to the tune of The Sash“) and “Liverbird Upon My Chest” (to the tune of “Ballad of the Green Berets“).[49]

Jackie’s Club Knowledge: After Michael Owen’s two goals in the 2001 FA Cup Final I’ve never cared too much for Liverpool. I guess they owed us from 1989. I remember Robbie Fowler being very good and people thinking Emile Heskey was very good. The Scousers are rabid supporters and the only die hard Liverpool fan I know well is a crazy Irish chick who told me Arsenal were a bunch of French fairies.

Worst Kit:

Fantasy: Plenty of talent at Anfield. Reina, Gerrard, and Carragher are really the only ones that should play most weeks. If the news comes out about whose playing than Kuyt, Torres, Voronin, Crouch, Babel, Pennant, Gonzalez, Alonso, Benayoun, Kewell, Risse, Aurelio, Agger,and Finnan can all put up points. Surely a few of those will become league regulars right? Play Liverpoo roulette at your own risk.

Best and Worst Possible Finish: 2nd and 4th- Liverpool should close the gap this season. With so much attacking talent, the reds should be able to rip apart most mid table teams. Still you have to wonder if all of the rotation will end up costing the Scousers. I’m also not convinced that the back four are title material. They conceded only 27 goals last season, but considering their style of play that’s not completely impressive. Many are tipping Liverpool for a title run, but I’d bet on another battle for third.

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