We have seen 11 games so far in EPL this season, almost little less than one third of the season has completed. It’s time to look back at those game which have been played by Liverpool. Liverpool sit on the 6th position with 19 points, same as Arsenal but ahead on goal difference. Arsenal did suffer a horrendous 2-8 loss against Manchester United which has allowed Liverpool to be ahead. Whereas Liverpool avoided any such results. Spurs are ahead of Liverpool on the 5th spot with 22 points while playing just 10 games.
Their form guide tells us that Liverpool have amassed 10 points from 6 home games which includes 2 wins and 4 draws. Even ardent Liverpool supporter will accept that it is a little too many drawn home matches considering two of the draws were against newly promoted Swansea City & Norwich City. Playing away Liverpool have managed 9 points from 5 games which includes 3 wins and 2 losses. Liverpool haven’t lost any of their last 6 matches collecting 12 points, which is good for their agenda this season. The agenda being, getting back into Champions League.
The 2011- 12 season is suppose to get Liverpool back at where they belong. And the owners, to their credit, have been absolutely wonderful. From Providing Kenny Dalglish with all the money for transfers to getting connected with supporters. John Henry led NESV has been patient as well. Kenny Dalglish has tried a lot of combinations, some of which has fared well too. And he is the right man to take Liverpool forward, for that their is no doubt.
But till now, overall, the season has not been almost to everyone’s expectation and some of the fans have started complaining already. Which brings us to the question, is it too early judge the owners, the manager and the players. Well, of course, it is. But some onus has to be on the players as they seem completely out of intensity in some matches, that too, the home matches. Probably their best bit came in the loss against Stoke City, where Liverpool were ruthless, creating chances at will and majority of the match was played at Stoke’s half.
Lets just hope that after this international break, the players come back strong against Chelsea and show their mettle.