Thursday, December 3, 2009

Blackburn Rovers Vs. Liverpool: Yet More Reminiscence of The Past

Liverpool travels to Blackburn on Saturday 5th December hoping to register their third consecutive win in all competitions. A Blackburn Rovers who must be full of confidence, having came through a nervy penalty shootout to beat Chelsea and advance to the semifinals of the Carling Cup.

Though not a crucial match, a win for Liverpool will help the Reds consolidate their fifth position in the Premiership league table. A slip up will allow Aston Villa to jump above Liverpool into fifth spot. So already, Liverpool is in a fight for the final Champions League spot and hence this put greater importance to the Ewood Park visit.

Liverpool have a good away record at Blackburn, the home team winning only once in the last nine matches. More importantly, there is a chance that Fernando Torres will be able to line up alongside Steven Gerrard. As though the motivation of the final Champions League spot is not enough, this Blackburn match will be Gerrard's 500th match and the Liverpool captain surely intend on celebrating with three points.

Just to underline how important Torres is to Liverpool this season, he has scored one matchwinning goal, two equalising goal and one hattrick en route to ten goals of an injury-troubled season. With Torres in the team along with Gerrard, Liverpool's win percentage goes up to 79%. Without either one, Liverpool win in only 56% of the matches.

One thing's for sure, I still think about the wonder volley goal 'Nando scored last season. Didn't it get voted as the goal of the season? Here it is again for our reminiscing pleasure.



David Ngog has looked better and better this season. That goal against Manchester United seemed to have given him a massive boost in confidence. Liverpool may have finally gotten the best out of the 20-year striker. I have full confidence that Rafa knows how to get a win when it matters. Blackburn is shorn of their best player, David Dunn, meaning that their attack and creativity will lack thrust. The Reds must dictate the flow of the game and withstand a ten to fifteen physical onslaught/gamesmanship. Three points will be massive!



1 comment:

hemanth said...

Watch Blackburn Rovers vs Liverpool Live Score, Highlights, December 5 2009 EPL Results. Blackburn Rovers will play against the visiting team Liverpool in the ongoing English Premier League match on the 5th of December.

http://www.clbuzz.com/blackburn-rovers-vs-liverpool-highlights-december-5th-2009-epl-live-score-results/

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