Someone once said that football’s a ‘funny old game’ and so it might prove to be next week. Right now, Sky Sports are reporting the misery of John Arne Riise after his own goal gifted Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Tuesday night. However, many of you will remember the Norwegian defender scoring at the Nou Camp last season after a previous altercation with Craig Bellamy and a golf club. Can the same thing happen at the Bridge next week.
“It was very disappointing to see the ball go in our own net, especially at that time,” The Norwegian full-back told NTB.no.
He added in The Sun: “What can I say? I’m ashamed and devastated.”
Riise had only been on the pitch for half an hour as a substitute – will Aurelio get the nod ahead of him next Wednesday? One thing’s for sure, if Benitez plays ‘Ginger’ from the start, nobody will be more fired up or motivated to do well and help ensure their team reach the Champions League final.