THE RESILIENT HUNTERS by fran.
Liverpool’s ability to become the hunter and dominator against the top teams has once again shown that they are well capable of beating anyone when they put their minds to it. I would have gladly settled for a draw against Chelsea and to be honest, that’s the way I thought it would end up. I was also looking for the performance and although we didn’t look as good in the second half, we sure as hell showed we can stand our ground and grind with the best when it matters. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just needs the commitment and the will to hang on in there and take the 3 points when they are there for the taking.
It was Chelsea we were playing and when you see players like Willian, Hazard, David Luiz and even Costa, even though he scored, struggle to find their game because Liverpool wouldn’t let them,
well you have to admire the effort Liverpool put into their own game. It doesn’t have to be pretty all the time, but by God, Liverpool really know how to turn comfortable into hectic in the space of a few minutes.
We showed the same guts and resilience against Arsenal and although we succumbed to the Spurs pressure, when we played them, we still came away with a very credible point and our heads held high because we know we should have won that game also. The performance against last season’s Premier League champions was a one sided affair with Liverpool blowing them out of sight. It wasn’t that Leicester City had turned into a bad team over a few months because that theory was ripped to pieces a few days ago as Leicester City destroyed Club Brugge in the Champions League away from home. It’s time to look at Liverpool and give them credit for the hard work they have put in since the start of the season.
The 2-1 victory against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge is a real indication that progress is indeed a reality and Jurgen Klopp, himself is finally getting to grips with the Premier League. I’m sure he is relishing the fact that Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea will have to travel to Anfield and play in front of 54’000 Liverpool fans who will be hoping to add to the 7 points Liverpool have already taken from the London clubs so far.
Next two games for Liverpool in the Premier League are against Hull City away and Swansea at home. I really can’t see a repeat of the Burnley result. The lessons of that day will be used as a battering ram to remind the players that they need to be aware of the unexpected and stay focused and prepared for every situation. It is early days in the Premier League but by now I’m sure every football fans knows that it is the early days that determine what lies ahead and it is the early days that can set the tone for the rest of the season. #fran #lfc