Champions League spot or not
The consistency we hoped for in April didn’t happen then. What is going on with us when we’re playing at Anfield? I honestly cannot put my finger on it, we seem to be going backwards at home and allowing teams to play rather than us just going out there and dominating whoever we play. We have two tricky away ties in May, starting with Watford tonight and then later on West Ham. What is the betting we win both of them and slip up in our home games once again. Since destroying a poor Everton team on April Fools Day we haven’t won at home again since, maybe the joke was on us that day.
Anyway, as a bit of fun still, we’re going to carry on and continue doing our #LFCpredictions before each game and see how we fare against each other. It could be quite interesting as I honestly think we will always predict that we will win every game until the end of the season.
Monday, 1 May 2017 @ 2000 – WATFORD 0 v LIVERPOOL 1 in the Premier League
Can (45’+2 minutes)
I know all the talk after the game was about Emre Can’s wonderful overhead come bicycle kick, and rightfully so. For me as well though, the win was huge in our push to gain Champions League football for next season. Of course Watford are not playing very well at the moment and before kick off we all thought we’d win easily. We did in a way as Watford never really threatened us, but we didn’t create that much ourselves either in what was a dull game.
Thankfully, as mentioned, Can’s potential goal of the season helped take away those thoughts when he meet Lucas’ chipped ball forward to beautifully put away his acrobatic shot into the top corner. All could have been forgotten though in injury time when the win was nearly taken away from us when Prodl hit our bar. He didn’t though and our LFC Predictions before the game were quite close:
Lee (Myself) – 0-2 Liverpool
Scott D – 1-2 Liverpool
Scott J – 0-2 Liverpool
Adam – 0-1 Liverpool
Sunday, 7 May 2017 @ 1330 – LIVERPOOL 0 v SOUTHAMPTON 0 in the Premier League
Dross! I have all the faith in Jurgen Klopp so I’m not going to be complaining too much about yesterday, other than the fact that I did have money on this and having found enhanced odds on the game, I was hoping for a bit of a windfall. Of course we once again continued our poor run at home and it’s something he can’t currently get right. Let’s just wait and see next season, when I’m sure we will be much improved and a force to be reckoned with at Anfield.
We must get this Champions League spot confirmed as soon as though and not allow both Manc clubs to over take us. I can’t see that happening but we clearly aren’t helping ourselves at the moment. Even with our lack of home form we all still hoped we’d win easily as our LFC Predictions showed before the game:
Lee (Myself) – 2-0 Liverpool
Scott D – 3-0 Liverpool
Scott J – 1-0 Liverpool
Adam – 2-0 Liverpool
Sunday, 14 May 2017 @ 1415 – WEST HAM 0 v LIVERPOOL 4 in the Premier League
Sturridge (35′ minutes), Coutinho (57′ minutes, 61′ minutes), Origi (76′ minutes)
How good was Philippe Coutinho yesterday? First of all his brilliant pass to set up Daniel Sturridge, who scored his first goal in four months. Then he finished the game off each side of the hour mark with two goals in five minutes. I thought he was absolutely outstanding and it’s vital we keep hold of him for next season and qualifying for the Champions League can secure that.
In what was deemed as our make or break game in our pursuit for that top four finish, we made it look so easy. I know West Ham’s season is already over and they’re safe but that didn’t stop them beating Spurs the week before. Brilliant lads, very well-played. Let’s not mess it up this weekend with our dodgy home form. We were good yesterday then, but I never thought we’d put four goals past them as you can see from our LFC Predictions before the game:
Lee (Myself) – 1-2 Liverpool
Scott D – 1-1 draw
Scott J – 0-1 Liverpool
Adam – 0-2 Liverpool
Sunday, 21 May 2017 @ 1500 – LIVERPOOL 3 v MIDDLESBROUGH 0 in the Premier League
Wijnaldum (45 minutes), Coutinho (51 minutes), Lallana (56 minutes)
The simple task before the game going into this was just to win. Simple. A win and we would be guaranteed Champions League football next season. However, as we all know, our home form hasn’t been great the second half of the season. With that defeat to Palace and draws at home too to both Bournemouth and Southampton we knew this might not be easy, but of course hoped it would.
As it turned out, it was, and that is what Klopp predicted too before the game, he wasn’t worried and said he felt no pressure. Wijnaldum has had a great first season and I think everyone has been impressed and his great strike in first half injury-time certainly settled any nerves in the crowd. Another cracking strike from Coutinho and a cool finish from Lallana within the first ten minutes of the second half and it was job done. Well played boys. YNWA.
Our LFC Predictions before the game were:
Lee (Myself) – 2-0 Liverpool
Scott D – 2-0 Liverpool
Scott J – 3-0 Liverpool
Adam – 2-0 Liverpool