New Year, New Start? Probably Not, No.
I think we missed Maxi last match...
As much as i would like to get excited about the prospect of 2011 being a brand new fresh start for Liverpool, i can't really see it can you? After Wednesday night's pathetic display against Wolverhampton Wanderers it does make you wonder how much more embarrassing things could get.
Bolton under Owen Coyle are a decent side and even the factor of us being ok at home has been slashed now after falling to a side bottom of the table with no real return in terms of attempts at goal.
Bolton Wanderers are currently in 6th position which is a fantastic start to the season for them, in the meantime Liverpool are hovering in 12th with some points to make up in order to even get close to a more respectable position.
Liverpool still have injuries to Spearing and Carragher. A possible doubt is Joe Cole who suffered an ankle knock and Steven Gerrard although he should start has questionable fitness especially after watching him towards the end of the game against Wolves.
For Bolton they are without Paul Robinson who is suspended. Lee is also out on international duty, and Cohen out on compassionate leave. Injuries to Davis, O'Brien, Gardner and Samuel mean they are also all out and doubtful for Bolton are Steinsson and Holden.
I think if we even manage to get something from the game tomorrow then we either need to play Torres as the sole striker or be brave enough to even perhaps drop him and play Ngog up front with Babel for the first 45minutes. It worked a treat against Villa and although i obviously have no doubts in Fernando Torres' ability, if he plays like he did Wednesday (he wasn't the only one who wasn't up to scratch) then there's not much point in him being on the field.
I think we have to start Maxi Rodriguez and maybe even give Jovanovic another run in the side. It's got to the stage now where i don't really care who he lines up because either way his set up and decisions aren't going to work.
Fingers crossed anyway ay folks?