It’s matchday and Liverpool are in town. Can Villa do what no other team has managed to do and beat them?. For sure It’s a big ask but anythings possible, they will lose at some point so why not today.
I am Reminiscing now, but no one gave us a pray back in December 1976, but we proved all the doubters wrong. I was one of the lucky 42,000 who saw us annihilate Liverpool that night. And I can still envisage it now like it happened last week. I have seen some great games at Villa park but this eclipses them all. And to put it into perspective Liverpool had only conceded 5 goals in their previous eight games.
The team Jake Findlay, John Gidman, John Robson, Leighton Phillips, Charlie Young, Dennis Mortimer, John Deehan, Brian Little, Andy Gray, Alex Cropley, Frank Carrodus, Mike Buttress.
At least if we repeat that feat, it will be on film this time. ?
Enough Of The Liverpool Nostalgia
Anyway enough of the nostalgia, Liverpool is what we should be trying to emulate. They lost their way for a quite few years, but under Klopp, they have again become a force.
Results never happened instantaneously. It’s been 4 long hard years in the making, but their hard work has finally paid off. And now they’re reaping their rewards. This is why I believe it’s so important to stick with Dean Smith. Were are in season one of the premier league, with for all intent and purposes a brand new squad.
Of course, it’s going to take time, but we can grow just like Liverpool have done. For those flipper floppers who change their mind on Smith every week depending on the result. Klopp lost plenty of games when he first arrived, yes some Liverpool fans wanted him gone also. Ask them now how they feel. It’s taken many transfer windows and lots of hard work of the training pitch to achieve their success.
There is no reason why we cannot do similar. We just have to show some patience. This season is all about consolidation, nothing more. In football, circles we are not expected to beat the top four teams. But that doesn’t mean we won’t spring a surprise or two at Villa Park this season.
We know what we’re up against a top side today. And regardless of how good they are, they are not invincible, anything is possible. Hopefully, we can once again shock the footballing world So keep the faith and who knows if you missed Liverpool’s first nightmare at Villa Park you might just get to see their second with or without Var’s help.