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Blackburn? Ronaldinho?! What? He Best Not Fly In Tomorrow.

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If the poultry farmers pull this off then fair play!...
Liverpool travel to Blackburn tomorrow who after the shock sacking of Sam Allardyce have been left with Steve Kean in the meantime. Blackburn are currently in 12th place on 25 points after 21 games whereas Liverpool are in 9th place with the same points and two games in hand.
Blackburn were always described as a tough physical side but perhaps that was due to the influence from Sam Allardyce, although Steve Kean appears to have followed in Big Sam's footsteps, Blackburn just seem more like the team they should be when you rip away the manager. Blackburn are one of those sides for me that always seem to be made out that they are tough to beat, that you should be weary when really, if you're playing good football, you shouldn't.
In fact, as wrong as it is to say, all you have to do to beat Blackburn is encourage Diouf into the box with Torres and wait until he gets frustrated with his quick feet then Bob's yer Uncle, p…

One Small Step In The League... Still A Giant Leap Left For Roy Though...

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Skrtel celebrates with Nando after the number 9 nets the winner...
Liverpool yesterday managed to bring their games won tally up to two in the Premier League, finally catching up with the amount of court cases they have won in the last month. The 2-1 win over Blackburn still leaves a lot to be asked and there's certainly many more steps to clamber up on this elongating ladder, but there were many positives to be taken from the clash with Sam Allardyce's boys, mainly the fact it actually looked like a side that wanted to go out there and get three points.
Fair play to Roy, the side he fielded despite having injury problems was a good one. Gerrard was played in a preferred position behind Torres. Meireles and Lucas made the centre with Cole and Maxi on the wings. Carragher, Konchesky, Skrtel and Kyrgiakos made up the defence with Reina in goal.
Although Roy's choice of starting XI was pleasing, he's not out of my cross-hair's sight yet, i can't easily forget the wor…

This One Has Draw Written All Over It

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Let's hope we see similar pictures tomorrow...
Liverpool line up against Sam Allardyce's Blackburn tomorrow at Anfield. After a somewhat better performance against Napoli, more of the same would be appreciated tomorrow. Blackburn are a hard side to beat, not to mention the fact that Big Sam would absolutely love to kick the Reds while they're down, especially at Anfield.
For Liverpool we can recall the likes of Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard and Raul Meireles who were all left at home in midweek. Still injured is Dirk Kuyt and Glen Johnson who was hoping to feature tomorrow but it's looking like a no go for the England international. Daniel Agger is also said to be missing out which leaves a shake up to be made in defence. Perhaps meaning that Carragher will again be out of position.
Blackburn are without Samba who is suspended and Keith Andrews, Jason Roberts and Vince Grella are all out through injury.
The last time the two sides met it ended with a 2-1 win for Liverpoo…

"We Prefer To Talk On The Pitch."

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I didn't realise Allardyce was German...
Was easily my Rafa Benitez quote of the day for yesterday. There is nothing more satisfying as a manager of a winning side, and nothing more dissatisfying as a manager of the losing side, when as the loser you come out before hand, running off things such as Liverpool are fatigued, they have been "digging games out" etc in an attempt to dislodge the victory train.
As Benitez's quote suggests though, it was the manager on the winning side that had the last laugh. The tension between our Gaffa and Big Sam is continually growing and I'm afraid the ex Bolton manager is simply no match for our rather clever and brilliantly subtle sarcastic Spaniard.
With Skrtel out through injury, there was an open space left in the back four. Mascherano was somewhat surprisingly chosen at right back, although we have witnessed him have a successful stint here earlier in the season when a sending off shook up the formation.
Aurelio had started at …

Let's Hope It's More Entertaining Than Last Time

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Fat...(igued)?
Liverpool will face Blackburn tomorrow in another Sunday fixture, these are set to become more prominent as we continue our run in the Europa League.
Our last meeting with Blackburn earlier in the season ended in a rather disappointing 0-0 draw. So there is no doubt Liverpool will be looking to improve on the previous outcome.
We currently sit 6th with a tally of 45 points. Tottenham are to face Everton tomorrow, Villa will not be playing a Premier League fixture this weekend due to their League Cup Final clash with Manchester United.
After Manchester City managed to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge today 4-2 that leaves us slightly on the back foot. However, providing we can get a win that will see us just the one point behind City.
In all honesty, looking at our recent results and the fact that we are at home for this clash, you have to feel quite confident against Sam Allardyce's Blackburn side.
Allardyce appears confident that Blackburn can somehow capitalize on Liver…