THERE’S no doubt in my mind that this Liverpool side is getting better and better. It might be a case of two steps forward, one step back. But we have now won seven of the last nine games, have moved up to eighth in the table and have shown we can score goals and keep clean sheets.
But that still hasn’t stopped some people from thinking that we have left the top table of English football for good; that Liverpool will never make the top four again let alone compete for the title or Champions League. In my book that is utter rubbish. But there’s no better time or place to start proving it than at Old Trafford tomorrow lunchtime.
Yes, we’ve been through a difficult period, with four managers in less than three years. And we have slipped. Yet anyone who writes Liverpool Football Club off as irrelevant or gone for good doesn’t know or understand Liverpool Football Club and its history.
For sure we have to start showing it – but if we do so we can make a statement of intent to our doubters.
United are top of the league and a decent side. But if we put out our experienced players tomorrow (this one for me is not for youngsters who are not quite ready for it) then we can certainly win the game.
That’s why I’d love to see Jamie Carragher involved. He brings all that Scouse passion Brendan Rodgers has been so rightly speaking about this week. He’s also vastly experienced and played so well at Mansfield, he’s proved he’s far from finished
Yes, United have Robin van Persie and we’ll have to watch him like a hawk. But the same goes for Luis Suarez and their defence.
We also now have another lively striker to call on. Daniel Sturridge impressed me last week and we now go to United with a real cutting edge to call on.
Yes, it’s a massive test for every player. But we can pass it if we work hard and keep good possession.
I’d just love us to really signal to the gloaters that they should write our great club off at their peril.