Have They Got the Balls?
As the season approaches a conclusion we`re faced, unless Chelsea can throw a spanner in their works, with the possibility of Liverpool controlling the destiny of the Premier League title.
Brendan Rodgers side has four games left (including one against us) and if they win all four the end of the world as we know it will happen.
Already the press are greeting this Liverpool side as the best thing since sliced bread and you get the feeling they`re willing them to cross the line first.
However, as we approach the business end of the season Petr Cech has, quite rightly, questioned whether Liverpool have the balls to finish off the job they`ve started, remarking,
"Sometimes when you have a young team they don`t feel any pressure."
"They just play and that is what Liverpool have done as no one expected anything from them."
"That is why they have played without pressure so far, but let`s see how they are going to cope when it comes to the last hurdle."
"They will still have to jump over it."
"We have players who played big matches and that is going to be a help. Things are still in our hands."
Indeed they are, that is if Manchester City can be persuaded to drop a couple of points in one of their remaining fixtures.
Reflecting on the narrow win at the Liberty Stadium, a win that has kept us in the mix, Petr added,
"The Swansea game was a must win after Liverpool`s victory. It is a great to put ourselves in a situation where we know we have a chance if we keep on winning."
Grinding out results is the phrase that comes to mind rather than playing with any real flamboyancy. But, unlike our rivals for the title, Manchester City and Liverpool, we have more than one egg in our basket with the Champions League very much on our horizon.
Previously, the authorities have done nothing to assist us in our quest for honours when it comes to rescheduling fixtures, something else Petr found time to comment on, with the Czech keeper remarking,
"In the last few years we have been saving the English coefficient in the Champions League. But we never get any help in terms of the schedule from the FA."
How very true, but don`t you get the feeling that if it were our friends from Anfield chasing multiple silverware the assistance, from the authorities, would be there in abundance!