Time For Liverpool To Lift Some Silverware!

By on February 24, 2012
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Time for some more of this!

Guest post submitted by Two Liverpool Fans:

It’s about time Liverpool won some silverware. The last time we tasted success was way back in 2006, when we won the FA Community Shield coupled with the FA Cup.

In terms of injuries and suspensions, Kenny Dalglish has an almost full squad at his disposal. Steven Gerrard, Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez will all be fresh off the FA Cup tie against Brighton last weekend, whilst Craig Bellamy looks likely to return to the Starting XI, as he sat out the Brighton match entirely, perhaps an indication that he is definitely playing against Cardiff City for this one.

And there really is a buzz around the Red half of Merseyside, with the Reds hoping the League Cup would be catalyst towards better fortunes in the League and the FA Cup as the 2011/12 season reaches it’s final stretch. Here’s what Stevie G had to say in the build up to the game:

“Six years without a trophy for this football club isn’t good enough, It’s been too long and everyone knows that. It’s time we delivered a trophy.

“Everyone knows the club has been through some tough times but we’re moving forward now. We’re all desperate to bring success back. It’s what we’re working so hard to achieve.”

(source: ESPN)

But there could be echoes of an Arsenal-esque collapse to the season should Liverpool fail to capture the League Cup come Sunday. If you’re not familiar with what happened, let me enlighten you. Before the League Cup final in 2011, Arsenal were still in the running for the Premier League title, had just beaten Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League tie, and were still in the FA Cup. They lost the Carling Cup in the last minute and went on to crash out of the FA Cup, got beaten by Barca and their title challenge collapsed.

So Kenny Dalglish should do well to guard against complacency in a big cup tie such as this. Liverpool indeed do have a 100% record in the cups this season, marching on to the League Cup final, along with doing well to reach the quarter final stages of the FA Cup this season, but its just a one-off game of football and anything can happen. But we just need to make sure we focus and take the trophy home.

Come on you Reds!

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