Liverpool grins as title favourites Man U turns blue!March 23rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.23 (ANI): Liverpool FC’’s exploits on the field in the past eight days has left Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson with just one option — to put on his thinking cap once again and look for ways to achieve the coveted Quintuple, knowing fully well that English football has been turned completely on its head.
According to The Sun, Ferguson could be cracking up because of the changing results in matches, given that till a couple of weeks ago, his team were definitely on course to winning all five football titles.
Of particular concern to him would be the performance put up by Liverpool. Coach Rafa Benitez has enjoyed a better fortnight than the past one, Liverpool fans may well be looking back on this season as the greatest in their glorious history.
Real Madrid was sent to their record Champions League defeat, while Manchester United was whacked 4-1 in their own back yard.
Eight days ago that Premier League crown was all but packaged and ready to deliver to Old Trafford once again. Now, though, suddenly and unbelievably, a gap that everyone outside Merseyside expected to be seven points is now down to just one.
Liverpool is flying after a Steven Gerrard hattrick and Albert Riera and Dirk Kuyt strikes. The goal difference, which was so heavily in Uniteds favour has been transformed to such extent that Liverpools is now actually better.
But perhaps the most crucial factor of all, is that by the time Fergies choking champions are next in action against Aston Villa they will almost certainly be the ones playing catch-up.
Benitez had insisted his rampant Reds might well have to win every one of their nine games to bring that Holy Grail back to Anfield for the first time since 1990.
Yesterday they crossed the first win off the list. And if they sustain this form throughout the finale, you will not find too many willing to bet against them rattling up the other eight either. While Manchester United have ranted, raged and rocked, Liverpool have simply rolled over everyone and everything put in their path.
Thirteen goals in three games, Gerrard in the form of his life, Fernando Torres looking exactly what he is the best striker in Europe and the team playing with more confidence by the week.
The same team that has so often been accused of being far too cautious for their own good has rediscovered the way to tear opponents apart. (ANI)
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