Neil Adams' first game in charge of Norwich City’s didn’t quite go to plan when his side’s Premier League survival hopes took a massive blow last weekend. Fulham came out 1-0 victors over the Canaries in the relegation dogfight, with Hugo Rodallega’s first half winner leaving Norwich hovering just 2 points above the drop zone with only 4 games to go.
Today is the big one. Should Liverpool beat Tottenham at Anfield this afternoon, then they go top of the Premier League. It would also mean that if we win the rest of our league games, that we would lift the Premier League title. Crazy, isn't it? But if you were Brendan Rodgers, how would you line up your team?
Liverpool have done us proud this season. Whether we go on to lift the trophy or we fall away and finish fourth, Brendan Rodgers has served up some of the best football we have seen in years. Let this sink in - if Liverpool win their remaining seven games of the season, they will lift the Premier League trophy. Extraordinary. Today we take on Tottenham, so here are three reasons why we will win this afternoon.
Liverpool saw off Gus Poyet's Sunderland side last night in a 2-1 win, leaving them second in the Premier League title by just one point. On the back of this, here are four reasons why Liverpool can win the league.
Steven Gerrard will never be fully replaced. The mark that he has left on our club is remarkable and I doubt any player will ever get close to that in my lifetime. However, he can't go on forever and will need to be replaced at some point, and top reports in Spain, cited by Give Me Sport, say that Liverpool want Ander Herrera to be that man.
Liverpool have scored at least three goals in nine of their last 11 at Anfield. They have also won 10 of their last 11 on their own patch. Tonight they invite Sunderland to Merseyside, who are struggling to stay in the Premier League. So you'd think it'd be an easy three points for third placed-Liverpool, wouldn't you? I don't see it being that straightforward, but here is how I would set up the side.
Although Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez have grabbed all the headlines this season due to their spurt of goals, there is one player in particular who I feel deserves more credit. Steven Gerrard has been the heart and soul of our club for some time now, but I think this season has been one of his strongest in that time. I also think that he is key to our success at Manchester United on Sunday.
For those of you travelling to Old Trafford this afternoon, I wish you luck. There is no feeling, if you're a Liverpool fan, like beating Manchester United on their own turf, and I think we have every chance to do just that today. Brendan Rodgers has been savvy with his team selections over the last few months but here is how I would line the boys up today.
It has been a mixed bag for Tottenham this season. The departure of Gareth Bale in the summer allowed Spurs to splash the cash on other areas of the squad but many of their incoming arrivals have let the club, and their fans, down and the decision to replace Andre Villas-Boas with Tim Sherwood hasn't gone down well with a few supporters. This news is only going to add to the grief, as reports say that Liverpool will move for Jan Vertonghen should they secure a top four finish.
Southampton were left to rue their inability to convert their chances as they fell to a 3-1 defeat to West Ham at Upton Park last weekend. Maya Yoshida headed the visitors in front but the Saints were unable to capitalise on several chances and eventually returned to the south coast empty handed.
Recent results for us have been a little mixed. Although we’re still just about in the Champions League places, things could be better. Plagued by injuries, our first team squad is threadbare, while we have been handed a tough fifth round draw in the FA Cup against Arsenal. Nevertheless, we’re in a good place, despite being a work in progress at the moment.
In a feisty Merseyside derby, Liverpool thrashed neighbours Everton 4-0 to stay in fourth place in the Premier League. Here are five things we learned from the game.