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Liverpool keep it interesting, but United are sitting pretty

February 2, 2009

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

Comments

Padraic, I think it’s all a question of whether Liverpool can put together a decent run. If this is the start of five/six wins on the trot they have a real chance of putting pressure on united, who have not always been at the top of their game this season either.
Still, I think you’re genreally right. I’ll be astonished if the title doesn’t end up at Old Trafford again.

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive
 

1* UNITED FAN..i generally think it would have been good to have a title chase all the way up to the end of the season but 7/11 games for liver being a draw is just nt gnna win anything cos the team dont have the power to beat low/mid class teams…the will to win is more them big T.V aired matches with world class players it is every week come rain or shine and winning every game the only teams who can do this when in there prime are arsenal and chelsea…so good thing they are nt playing well maybe next yr Liverpool…

Posted by bosha | Report as abusive
 

I’d love Liverpool to win it if only for the hard work put in every game by Stevie G. He makes a half-decent side at times appear world class.

The most sad aspect of Chelsea’s struggles this season is Petr Cech’s loss of form. I don’t know if that howler against Turkey in the Euros has sparked it or whether Andy Gray’s comments that he should stop wearing his protective hat have upset him (unlikely), but whereas Chelsea once appeared impenetrable they are now leaking goals aplenty…just ask Fantasy League managers!!

Posted by Tom | Report as abusive
 

Thank you very much Tottenham (25 Apr the day when everyone suddenly realises why Keane went back to spurs ;) )

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