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7 Days, 7 Guests - "Two Man Team"

Today's article takes us back to that fantastic season of 08/09 and back to that old gem of a phrase "Liverpool are just a two man team." Written by Michael Owen who you can follow on Twitter @mfowen91. He also runs a top #LFC blog called The Anfield Opinion which you can visit here.

If you believed the media at the time, Liverpool’s side of 2008/09 was a “two man team” to quote a seemingly never-ending list of Sky Sports pundits who graced our television screens throughout the season.

According to the tabloid press Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres were the only players in the side worthy of the world-class title, whilst the rest of the squad, seemingly, was seen as a mere hindrance to our numbers eight and nine over the course of the season.

Of course as the next season came around, and Liverpool’s fortunes changed for the worse, hindsight was the word of the day, as many players who were rarely mentioned by the ever-so-knowledgeable pundits became world-beating sup…

Can We Compose Ourselves For Chelsea?

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After Tuesday nights result from Italy you'd be fooled to not be left feeling deflated. So assuming the lads are feeling this way too, off the back of a confidence knock can we turn it around at Stamford Bridge?

Stamford Bridge has always been looked at as one of the most difficult grounds to go to within the Premier League, but is anyone up for a history lesson? Because I'm sure you haven't forgot.
Let's roll back to October 2008. Liverpool face a trip down South to the blue fortress of Chelsea, a team that had not been beaten at home since February 2004! I remember every critic and pundit in the land not even allowing us a glimmer of hope today, not only because of this daunting record but we were also missing the main man; Fernando Torres would NOT start the game. The pundits were in their element, aside from a very frustrated Phil Thompson who would try his best to make his claim that Liverpool did infact have some sort of a chance. To be honest, he wasn't fooli…