Chelsea Travel To Anfield
Will we see some more of Gerrard's magic today?...
Liverpool welcome the blue of Chelsea to Anfield tomorrow in what will certainly be a massive tie for the boys in Red. On the back of an eventually convincing win over Napoli in which Gerrard played a major part, can Liverpool, with the eyes of everyone just waiting to watch them fail, perform a miracle?
Lets face it, our start to the season needs no explanation, it doesn't back up a plan to do over Chelsea really does it? The only thing we have to go on is that we are on some sort of streak. Blackburn, Bolton and Napoli aren't necessarily a champion of a run but we'll take anything at the moment.
Beating Chelsea has always been hard even at the best of times for Liverpool so at this point it should be even more difficult but as seems to be the case with Liverpool, when the cards are down, sometimes we just pop up and shock the hell out of everybody. Let's hope today it will be one of those cases.
For Chelsea they have injuries to Essien, Benayoun and Lampard although Ancelotti says he will see how Frank is late on. Bosingwa is also unavailable through illness.
Liverpool are still without Joe Cole who would have relished the chance to face his last employers. Agger is still out, and David Ngog after being subject to a terrible tackle is a doubt. Dirk may feature but again will be subject to a late fitness test.
The last two meetings at Anfield don't read too well for Liverpool. A 2-0 loss and a 3-1 defeat show that we were never really even in the game. However, we don't have to go too far back to find a win at Anfield and it was February 09 when we beat them 2-0 under Rafael Benitez.
If Hodgson sets up a decent side and Liverpool put their heads together, get a strong start and don't concede before half time then maybe, just maybe we'll have a chance.
Not getting my hopes up too much today but there we go.