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Liverpool keep it interesting, but United are sitting pretty
Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea will at least keep the Premier League interesting for the time being but it probably said more about the decline of this Chelsea team than it did about Liverpool chances of actually beating United in the title race.
Before Torres snuck in to head Liverpool back to within two points of United and Ashley Cole gifted the Spaniard a second goal, it was a case of same-old same-old for Rafa Benitez’s men.
There was lots of pressure but little inspiration. Oodles of possession, but few chances apart from the long-range shots.
Can Liverpool match United’s form and take 29 points from their next available 33? Can they turn over a side as comprehensively as their rivals did in last week’s 5-0 pummeling of West Bromwich Albion?
It’s doubtful, but at least Liverpool can say they’ve put that crazy January behind them and look forward to the next few games. Even the Robbie Keane situation will be resolved one way or the other by Monday.
So what do you think? Do Liverpool still have a chance? Is that it from Chelsea? And can anything stop United?
PHOTO: Liverpool’s Fernando Torres celebrates a goal against Chelsea in their Premier League match at Anfield, Feb. 1, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble