Reasons to be cheerful Part Three
Hi all, yes the transfer window closed and we didn’t appear to be making any attempt to add to our squad in those closing hours but that’s no biggie, here are five reasons for my fellow Liverpool fans to be chipper.
1. Youth & Academy Players Beginning to Pay Off
Daniel Ayala, a player who didn’t cover himself in glory in the pre-season friendlies he took part in, showed real maturity when flung in at the deep end and looks like a pretty good prospect for the future. The likes of Nemeth, Darby, Spearing, Kelly and Plessis are all also looking like players who could well have a promising future at Anfield.
Given our much publicised financial problems the development of our young talents is the way to build a solid foundation and more importantly provides a sustainable avenue with which the club can grow without getting further into debt.
2. Steven Gerrard & Fernando Torres
We are continually told that we are a one/two man/men club, well whilst it’s true that these two are the cream of our crop but there’s no harm in that. They are world class performers who if all being well will steer clear of injuries (touching wood as I type) can be the catalyst for a good shot at the title.
3. Rafa Benitez
Yes some rascals tried to convince us via Twitter that he had quit but he is very much still leading our charge for any silverware big or small. Still very much the man for the job and managing to operate pretty well under some pretty challenging conditions. Sure he may occasionally commit tactical errors but he is 100% the right man for the job.
4. Glen Johnson
I can admit that initially I thought that the fee for the right back was astronomical and I am glad to have been proven wrong. Sure it’s not usual to spend £18m on a full back but the former Pompey man is not just a player to halt the opposing wingers he has already proven this term to be a player who can also build and indeed complete attacks. A truly gifted player who will just get better and better.
5. Bolton Comeback
Never underestimate the power of one game to reshape a season. A similar comeback against Man City last season did wonders. Sometimes its not the manner of the entire performance that counts, on occasions a team suddenly clicking for a short period of time to clinch a hard fought victory can be as crucial as an easy win.