It's funny, but I reckon Big Sam looked the perfect picture of health on Friday! I’m not saying he didn’t have a doctor’s appointment, but it was pretty convenient he got to stay with his first-team squad all week, working on routines for the Merseyside derby. Joking aside, that is how important this game is. Sam knows better than anyone just how much of an influence this one game could have on his Goodison career.
I keep hearing that the World Cup draw was the “best possible result” for England, but, in many ways, for me it’s the worst. OK, on the surface, they have avoided some of the tougher teams. For now. But so what? Surely history has told us there is no such thing as an easy draw. Especially with a team that has always struggled. Diego Maradona looked like a cheap club-circuit magician at the ceremony and I genuinely would have liked to see him conjure a tougher group out of the hat for Gareth Southgate.
You know that old saying about giving a dog a bad name? Well, that’s Liverpool’s defence at the moment. Actually, there’s a joke that is probably more appropriate, but not in a family newspaper. That’s the only thing we should be saying is X-rated though, because yet again at Anfield the Reds’ defence was far better than the reaction afterwards would suggest. It was only through a fluke that a fine Chelsea attack scored.
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