Barclays Premier League: Liverpool FC vs Blackburn Rovers
28/02/2010 § 2 Comments
Liverpool welcome Sam Allardyce’s Blackburn Rovers which is often a pretty tricky fixture to have, especially at this time of the year.
And with Manchester City giving a stellar performance last time around, beating Chelsea at home, we need to step up our Premier League performances, if we are to play in the Champions League next season.
So with these things in mind, Liverpool will be a bundle of nervous welcoming Blackburn Rovers at home.
This is a team which we should ideally make mince-meat out of, having one just the one game away from home and currently lie 12 in the Premier League table, with 34 points.
The cause of concern for all those associated with Liverpool is that their current form in the league has been exceptional with only the one defeat in the last six games and their last result was a 3-0 victory over Big Sam’s old club, Bolton Wanderers.
Rafa Benitez has a lot to worry as usual. Martin Skrtel was stretchered off in Liverpool’s last game against Unirea Urziceni with a Metarsal injury which will keep him out quite a few games. Which is a pity, since him and Agger were forming a great partnership at the back in recent games. Which also means that we will, for once and hopefully, ditch the zonal marking system we very much suck at. And with Kyrgiakos still suspended, Rafa Benitez will be scratching his already balding head, worrying about the defense yet again. Chances are-and Carragher most certainly will be a tad bit happy with it-Carra will be playing in the heart of the defense next to Agger with one out of Degen and Kelly plying their trade at right-back. Johnson, if we are lucky enough, will start on the bench, which is quite useless, but still a heartening sight for Liverpool fans.
The midfield ought to remain unchanged, Lucas and Mascherano tackled superbly in the last game and Liverpool will need all their hard tacklers intact for this game. IMO Aquilani should be given a start, as his artistry will be able to dazzle the thug-like Blackburn players.
In other disturbing news, former Liverpool flop and serial spitter, El Hadji Diouf now of Blackburn Rovers confirmed that he will most definitely diss off Liverpool fans as he disses of fans of all clubs, including his own, with his stark ugliness and misbehavior.
Watch out for Pedersen who will definitely attack us from the wings given Insua’s lack of height and Liverpool’s lack of right backs. He’s good with corners as well and hence someone to look out for.
Torres on the bench for me. Let’s not rush him into this game unless absolutely necessary. Babel to start.
Line up? (4-2-3-1): Reina; Degen, Carragher, Agger, Insua; Mascherano, Lucas; Gerrard, Babel, Kuyt; N’Gog.