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Liverpool Manager: We Can Be Awesome, Unstoppable

Liverpool's manager believes they can win the title unless they remain injury free as the hunger and the quality of the squad is there and now they are closer than ever to the likes of Manchester United.

'There's an incredible feeling of unity amongst the players,' he said.

'They know they're not the best yet because we haven't won the title, but the foundation is there.'

'I have a team that, when they want something, they get it. We can be awesome, we can be unbreakable, we can be unstoppable.'


What do you think? Can they?



K, OK. They couldn't because this is not Rafa Benitez I'm talking about but Gerard Houllier. The above quotes are from him, from 2002 after Liverpool had their best ever Premiership campaign, finishing second behind Arsenal. But I was irresistibly reminded of these comments after reading what Benitez had to say about his team.

'We are going forward, we are progressing. For the future this is good news and hopefully this is the beginning of something important.

'In terms of the consistency of the team we've been really good. The squad is better, the mentality is very good and the players are competing for their positions.'

We've shown we can beat anyone. Clearly we have enough quality in the team.'

'Each year is different but we are closer, we have more confidence, and the

xperience of this year will be good for next season.


Next season, next season, always about improvement, always about next season: that's the Liverpool way. It hasn't changed a jot since 2002.

By the way, you surely remember where Houllier's Liverpool finished next season after his confident remarks? Fifth. Even Newcastle United overtook them. Of course they don't have to be afraid of them this time...




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Date:Monday June 15 2009

Time: 6:54PM

Your Comments

given there "massive improvements" they have had every season for the past god-knows-how-long... it really shows they started from a long way down :-)
pompeycarpet
Oh, look! The Man Utd fans have finally recovered from, well, half of month of depressing news. Nice to have you back, lads!
Aamir
To be fair his comments are the most reasoned and measured thing to come out of liverpool for a long time. They will be good next year, but for me the key will be whether man utd, chelsea and arsenal can be better - I don't think fans of any of those 3 would say they've seen the best of their team this season. In my opinion the potential for improved performances in those three squads is much higher than in liverpools; but we'll see...
tuscan3000
Aamir - Glad to be back! Vacation's done me well and I'm ready to re-immerse myself into this football world of ours! Now back to the fat waiter......he has every reason to be confident but I wouldn't get too carried away. Arsenal went really close last year and completely lost it this year. And doing the double over us was huge (this is supposedly the most successful club in England talking like a mid-table team) but Liverpool arent the first club to do the double over us are they? Every season is different as he pointed out but PLEASE no more moaning if Torres and Gerrard don't play enough games together! Buy cover and stop relying on those two or just ****** shut it! Injuries aren't preventable, they can happen to any player and its the team's responsibility to be ready for it! And I like how Rafa uses the money excuse when Arsenal have won the league three times without having to spend hardly any money at all! Its all about being smart in the market and that's what Wenger did so Benitez, if you can't do the job without the money, the Spanish restaurants are still looking for you!
ForeverUnited
I can't believe I even have to look at his face up there! As Daffy duck says, 'its desssspicable!"
ForeverUnited
Doing the double over us, despite Mr Benitez's odd reasoning that the best team in the League finished second this year, means NOTHING if you lose to Middlesbrough and get too many draws. We didn't play our best football this season, but at the end of the season, the best team always wins; the table never lies come May. Man City did the double over us last year, and Arsenal the year before: yet no one would suggest they were worthy league winners (apart from some hopeful fans). It is points over the whole season, ultimately, not performances that get you places. Liverpool complain about injuries to key players, but you need the squad to cope. We had Hargreaves out all season, Brown and Neville for most of it, did you notice? Ronaldo for the first few months; Rooney had a hamstring injury; Fabio - who's supposed to be even better than Rafael has hardly featured; Ferdinand's missed quite a bit.... I could go on and on (as you can probably tell :P). Liverpool might improve this season, but they need to improve MORE than us, as we proved to have too much last season. I personally think we'll be let free by Ronaldo going, and with Rooney in his rightful place and a couple of flying wingers we certainly won't struggle. Here's to next season... I miss the football already!
Man utd champions
Clearly everything will go right for your team which means clearly u will win the league,if not u will clearly have your excuses and clearly demand the backing from your owners in the transfer market and if they clearly don't back you then u will clearly be heading back to spain,utd supporters is everything clear.O.K next topic.
abmtd
clearly
WestDerbyRed
clearly your poll should be changed...
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