Opinion

The Calm Before the Storm

Breathe.

The Reds are on a break.

In theory anyway. In actual fact our boys are off scoring goals and heading ceiling-high footballs (love it Virge) but we are where we are. On November 24, we travel to Watford which begins a long and arduous run that could make or break our season and I for one cannot wait. Let’s get stuck in.

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Watford are a good side and made an incredible start to the season. However, they’ve stumbled up in recent weeks with a loss at Newcastle and a draw at Southampton, and if you ask Charlie Austin, they should have lost that game as well. These results make this game more important for them than both they and we would have hoped. It’s a tricky fixture, the Reds will have to be on it.

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Then comes our grudge match in Paris on Wednesday against a strong French resistance that has won all 13 of their matches in the league. The Reds will be battered and bruised from the Deeney treatment while PSG’s stars will be feeling well rested and revengeful after spectating a home win against Toulouse on the Saturday from the bench.

Speaking of games we dare not lose, on December 2, Anfield hosts the derby as we get the chance to ruin their Christmas all over again. This is then quickly followed by away trips to Burnley and Bournemouth. 3 games in 6 days for these Reds. And it doesn’t get any easier.

All eyes are on Anfield for the week as Napoli arrive on Tuesday where the winner will progress to the knockouts, followed by Manchester United on Sunday the 16th of December.

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That’s 7 big games in the time it takes Harry Redknapp to navigate the Australian jungle. The Reds haven’t played anywhere near to their full potential yet but I’m expecting that to change as we power through this run with some dazzling performances and results that will live long in the memory. 13 points out of 15 in the league combined with Champions League advancement and I’m in heaven.

And it is what this team is more than capable of achieving.

Someone’s getting a hiding very soon.

Don’t wake the beast.

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