Just had a look at the fixture list for next season and noticed that Liverpool have two immensley diffcult games to Arsenal at home, and then Man City away. On Liverpool’s current form (as of the end of last season) you would expect us to start the 2010/2011 campaign with 0 points after two games – probably leaving us chasing an already unlikely top four finish.
But this opportunity – with two games against teams going for the league title – throws a chance to Roy Hodgson, and the now be-littled Liverpool team, to show that we are still capable of beating the top teams and that a top four finish is well within our grasp.
We must hang on to Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, and the often forgot about Javier Mascherano if we stand any chance of returning to the top – and almost as importantly, if we are to attract some meaningful signings this summer beyond speculation linking us to the services of the Paraguayan forward Caceras. More hopeful are our links to the Belgian Midfielder Steven Defour, and the Argentine playmaker Ever Banega.
Only through keeping our existing stars, and bringing in already established young talent can we compete with Arsenal, United, and the super rich elite of Chelsea and City.