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  • welshmu welshmu Mar 16, 2009 11:15 Flag

    A collapse of Liverpudlian proportions

    While crediting LFC for their win on Saturday, it was not so long ago that Liverpool finished 2008 at the top of the premiership. They had just beaten Newcastle 5-1 and were 10 points clear of United, who had 3 games in hand. At that point they expected to come to OT for a crucial 6-pointer that could be a title decider. It was supposed to be United’s chance to get back in touch with the leaders. Since then, United have gained 30 points from 11 EPL games, while staying live in all the cup competitions. Over the same period Liverpool have gained 16 points from 9 EPL games and exited the domestic cup competitions. Even at the time of the Rafa Rant (a genuine candidate for spectacular own-goal of the season) no-one on Merseyside expected United to go into Saturday’s clash as a game they could afford to lose. They can crow as much as they like about one good win on Saturday, but deep down they know they had the EPL crown in their sights at the turn of the year and they have blown that lead with a collapse of spectacular proportions that now requires them to play catch-up over the run-in. Short memories. We have all given them credit for a good win – but I don’t hear one word of respect from them for United’s run of 30 points from 30 that turned their 10 point lead inside out, with United now leading by 4 points with a game in hand.

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