Another 4-4 draw for Liverpool, another trophy chance gone?

April 21, 2009

4-4 is the sort of scoreline that delights neutrals, TV companies and marketing executives but it‘s not one that Liverpool fans will remember with any fondness.

A point from Tuesday night’s draw with Arsenal at Anfield was enough to take Liverpool top of the Premier League table on goal difference from Manchester United, but seeing as Alex Ferguson’s side have two games in hand it’s hard to see the title ending up anywhere but at Old Trafford.

There could still be room for a twist or two, of course, but United seem to have regained their defensive stability, just as Liverpool have lost their poise at the back.

As for Arsenal, the result was not as costly — they’re all but guaranteed fourth spot — and Andrei Arshavin’s four-goal performance was spectacular but their own defensive failings would have made very interesting viewing for United looking ahead to the Champions League semi-finals.

Altogether, a very satisfying night for Ferguson, I should say…

PHOTO: Liverpool’s Yossi Benayoun reacts after the final whistle against Arsenal at Anfield, April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble


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People have called this title race over several times already this season. id wait and see what happens when man u play arsenal. it aint over yet.

Posted by jamesy | Report as abusive

I think the league crown is still very much within the reach of the top three.
The matches this evening will be a pointer to the direction where the crown goes and who makes history

Posted by O’Pel | Report as abusive

the race is not over yet

Posted by O’Pel | Report as abusive

Maybe someone would be interested in this upcoming blog?

Posted by Anna | Report as abusive

Andrei performed like a real top player. Incredible!

Posted by MS | Report as abusive

Liverpool are FINISHED!! HA!!! “We’ll keep the Red flags flyin’ high, ’cause Man United will never die!”

Posted by Darren | Report as abusive

Darren, Red flags??
You’re a Man U supporter I suppose but why are you flying Liverpool’s flag??

Liverpool are/will be/will always be the Reds.

Man U are the red devils.

Thanks anyway for flying our flag :) Looks like it might just be an ominous sign for Man U that their fan is flying Liverpool’s flag up high.

Posted by Five Times | Report as abusive