Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Reds vs Gunners Preview

It's Carling Cup time and we're matched up together with Arsenal, the team which inflicted our last defeat at the Emirates earlier last month. The 3-0 defeat was a painful one for Liverpool fans to bear but the third goal was also the last goal Liverpool conceded and we're currently in fine form. The argument between Riise and Gerrard seemed eternity after some fine displays including our last 3 games which read 11 goals scored and 0 conceded.

Good news for Liverpool would be the fact that it'll be played at Anfield, a modern day fortress. The last time Liverpool lost there was another painful 4-1 defeat by Chelsea, October last year. As a twelve men to the team, the presence of the Kopites will be a boost for the Reds.

But Arsenal are no pushover. Despite another disappointing home draw against Pompey last week, their away performance against Wigan was what everyone expected them to do which is to grind out results. Arsenal will be without captain Terry Henry, WIlly Gallas, Abu Diaby and Freddy Ljungberg. But as we've seen, Gilberto makes a better captain while Emmanuel Adebayor is on fire at the moment.

The only problem for Benitez would be to guess what team Arsenal are going to put out. They have always started youngsters for Carling Cup tie but today at Anfield, the principle might change and Wenger might be tempted to field a strong side.

Drogballs' Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal. We're pretty strong at home and they struggle a bit away from home. Let's hope we advance and win the god-damn mickey mouse cup!

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