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Liverpool Forum   ·   31 comments

Genuine top 4 challengers?


Before the season started, I even doubted that Liverpool would finish above Swansea and Everton, let alone compete for champions league qualification. After the end of the transfer window and a great start to the season, I'm thinking that this side is a lot better than I initially thought. After having a real long and hard look at the top 5 teams, I can see a lot of weaknesses and some space for Liverpool to fill in. Liverpool now have great depth in defence and attack. Once Suarez is back, they'll have to of the best strikers in the league, one who's comfortable on the wing aswell. Any injury to a midfield player, however, is a potential deal breaker for Liverpools top 4 aspirations, with 4 cm's covering 3 spots for an entire season.

The three advantages I see for Liverpool: Unlike most of the other top 6 clubs, they have two strikers of the upper shelf in the PL, they have no European distractions and they have a complete and modern manager.


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TheWelshDragon · Cardiff City fan

Why not??? We have made a great start of the season, brought in two world class signings in Sakho and Miglonet, we kept Suarez and have a inform Sturridge and if Countinho can come back to form, we should have a chance.

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan   In reply

@TheMightyPotter fu.ck you potter

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Hybridism · Man Utd fan

I don't think he is bad at heart @James @jimbo1984 its just that he is impulsive and that trait adds to his quality on the pitch. When he is in the moment, he often gets carried away.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

Suarez will have a great season and will behave.. If Liverpool don't make champions league he will want to go to Madrid, do he will be on his way behaviour..

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

James · Liverpool fan   In reply

@Hybridism 100% I think he will be well behaved after his suspension he loves football so won't want another ban, although his return is against utd so maybe see red

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Hybridism · Man Utd fan

After so long it'd be great to see LFC stay in the top four, competing the way they have this season is a good sign. Unsure if they can maintain it though.....is too early in the season and if Suarez comes back, how long before he gets in trouble again..?

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

No chance.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

@jimbo1984 Yeah that would have finished it. All there team is missing is a top draw striker. A lot will depend on Eto'o

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

@Villa-Rich I'm just glad we didnt let them have Rooney.. They would have walked the league

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

@jimbo1984 Hopefully gonna be a more interesting season this year. If Eto'o has still got it then it could hold Chelsea in good stead.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

@Villa-Rich in my opinion spurs and arsenal will battle it out for 4/5 city will be 3rd and united Chelsea will run away with the league

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

@jimbo1984 My prediction was this and I won't change it despite results. It was 1st.City, 2nd. Chelsea, 3rd. United 4th. Spurs, 5th. Arsenal 6th. Liverpool. Villa to finish tenth.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

jimbo1984 · Man Utd fan

United Chelsea city arsenal spurs

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan   In reply

@releasethekraken Fair enough you've gotta be positive. It's there for me to proven wrong but it's only 3 games. Like I said if your still in top 4 after 10-15 games then I will shut up and take Liverpool very seriously.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

releasethekraken · Liverpool fan   In reply

@Villa-Rich how are we 'arrogantly' discounting everton? i just don't think they're as good as arsenal and spurs... do you? and as i said, the first half of last season ruined our chances. since then we've been on top 4 form. and we have improved this summer. don't think it's unreasonable to expect that gap to be smaller this season. liverpool fans just aren't allowed to be positive, are they?

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Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan   In reply

@releasethekraken It mad how arrogantly Liverpool fans just discount Everton just like that when they've been above you the last 2 seasons. And you forget the 11-12 point gap last season between you arsenal/spurs. It's just disappeared that gulf in class overnight?

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

Yes, definitely. still think we're the 6th best squad in the league but if things go our way we can definitely finish above arsenal and spurs. the start to the season is so important - because even though no one really expected anything from us last year, the start we made to the season completely ruined any chance. took us 5 or 6 weeks to win our first game if i remember rightly. getting 9/9 and beating united is massive, and we haven't even been at our best yet. we are grinding out wins for the first time probably since rafa left which is so important. not to mention the improvements to our defence and suarez (the one man team as you like to say) to come back. also if you look at our form since january (with coutinho and sturridge and everything starting to fall into place), it is top 4 form - 21 games 42 points i make it. last season the opening 4 months ruled us out of contention but this year we're much more prepared. i feel many are underestimating liverpool. not saying we'll get top 4 but we'll be up there. people saying we're not even top 4 challengers are well off the mark IMO, or just being dĂ­cks.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Jonevarro · Chelsea fan

Of course they are going to challenge for it! It's between Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs.

  ·     ·     ·   6 years

Villa-Rich · Aston Villa fan

If Liverpool are in the top 4 after 10-15 games I will stop criticising and take Liverpool seriously

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan   In reply

@crackentone your lot didn't even manage to score one past us though did they? need i say more...

  ·     ·     ·   6 years