We've been told by the media And Liverpool supporters that Liverpool was
unlucky to lose Newcastle. Same kind of remarks were also heard also
after the games against Leeds and Wimbledon and also after the draws
against Coventry and Manchester United. OK, I admit that Liverpool might
be a team that suffers from bad luck and occasionally poor refereeing,
but , but, but... I don,t think that this is a sufficient explanation to
above mentioned drawbacks.
On the contrary I believe that these defeats and draws reflect
fundamental deficiencys in the squad that make them incapable to win
premiership this year. Based on what i've seen on TV, they seem to play
technically sound and attractive football BETWEEN penalty areas, but
occasionally there have been problems with peneterating into penalty box
of the determined and solid defence. And due to this fact there have
been problems to convert the controll of the game into goals. One is
temptated to say that they seem to lack the kind of "killer instict"
that the truly successful sides usually have and that enables these
sides to win or draw even if they don't deserve it. And if you don't
have this instict you end up dropping too many points along the way to
win the premier league.
So where does this lead us? It seem to me that the premiership is going
to be a two horse race between newcastle and Arsenal which I predict the
latter will win. As I said earlier, I believe that due to the lack of
above mentioned "killer instict" Liverpool will be incapable to
challenge these two clubs seriously in the long run. I guess that
they'll fight with Manchester United (my team), Leeds, Boro and Villa to
find out who is the best of the rest. But I believe that in *** cup
or FA cup there is a possibility that Liverpool may win some silverware
- the team is after all skillfull and talented.