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Not Everyone Expected Liverpool To Improve

The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, the BBC - journalists of these respected papers/websites all predicted that this season Liverpool would win the league after finishing four points off the pace with their best and luckiest ever Premiership season.

"I think everyone expected Liverpool to be better, but they haven`t been, and the challenge for them, along with a few others, is to get fourth spot,' said Sir Alex.

"We can all say with some certainty that one of ourselves, Arsenal or Chelsea are going to win the league. But no one has any certainty about fourth place, it changes almost every week."

He is unusually and admirably modest here but the truth is that not everyone expected Liverpool to do better. Sir Alex himself said in the summer that it will be very difficult to 'match, let alone better, their achievements of last season'. And of course they did not do that.

"I thought it was an exceptional season for them. I thought it would be difficult to achieve that again. That was just my opinion."

And it was spot on, of course. But it beggars belief what made all those journalists and pundits believe that Liverpool could indeed win the league after losing one of their most important players and replacing him with an injury-prone Italian who's been stuck in the 'bright prospect' category since his teens.

With Liverpool coming to Old Trafford tomorrow, it is a perfect chance to demonstrate the gap between the two sides and force the pundits to see their own stupidity. I hope we'll do it.

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The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 20 2010

Time: 5:50PM

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you've laid down the gauntlet
ten men
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21/03/2010 12:19:00

Gonna Be a cracker!
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21/03/2010 13:15:00

B*stards are too good,I guess its the character of champions yada yada
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21/03/2010 15:28:00

This result is massive for us. We knew they'd up their game to try and ruin our chances but in the second half the boys did what they had to to get the points. Here's hoping for a deflated chelsea performance against a spirited blackburn.
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21/03/2010 15:42:00

Damn good win today - we totally deserved it - how come Torres went unpunished for scuffing pen spot though??
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21/03/2010 16:53:00

I think the football gods punished him when the ball bobbled off the divot he made just before he was about to shoot. Ha!
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21/03/2010 17:03:00

What a great week! We beat liverpool, Chelsea drop points, Vermaelen gets suspended for 3 games, we get a great draw in the champions league, owen hargreaves is alive, giggs is back, park ji sung and darren fletcher keep getting better and rooney can't stop scoring. Considering how I felt in december, watching us put out an 11 containing one recognised defender - I can't believe the position we're in. Credit to the players and manager - IF we somehow manage to win this title it will be a greater achievement than the treble in my opinion - lets hope things keep going our way.
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21/03/2010 18:02:00

I think only ManUtd Arsenal And Tottenham would be happy with this weekend! Nice Win glad you won the Poooos
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21/03/2010 19:51:00

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21/03/2010 20:26:00

You still won't win the League or Champs League
Tiny T
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21/03/2010 20:38:00

lol Tiny T - wanna place a bet on that?
Messis was on form tonight, agasint Zaragoza, but Ibra was terrible again, just wait till Arsenal rough up the little Argentinian lol
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21/03/2010 22:03:00

lol that comment above aha!!
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22/03/2010 02:28:00

Rooney can handle the rough stuff, he gives back as much as he gets, no way could Messi cope with that
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23/03/2010 22:53:00


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