Liverpool’s Twelfth Man Could Be Key In Title Run-In

30 Mar

Liverpool’s Twelfth Man Could Be Key In Title Run-In

 

Liverpool’s are still rated as outsiders to win this season’s Premiership title with Manchester City and Chelsea rated ahead of them by the nation’s bookmakers. But Liverpool’s impressive form now has them rated as title contenders but with this new ‘tag’ comes a new pressure that the Reds are not familiar with.

 

Brendan Rodgers has Liverpool playing with an exciting brand of football that has lit up the Premiership with goals galore spearheaded by deadly duo Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, but with only seven games to go and in the thick of the title race will the pressure tell on Liverpool’s free-flowing football ?

 

Wednesday night’s win over Sunderland was a game that the Reds were expected to win but for long periods in the first half the relegation threatened strugglers frustrated Rodgers’ men and you could sense the supporters frustration as the half wore on, Gerrard and Sturridge’s goals relieved the pressure for a while but the last 15 minutes were very nervy after Sunderland pulled a goal back.

 

The crowd got anxious but although you could feel the anxiety in the crowd they also lifted Liverpool over the finishing line as they chanted and sang to lift their favourites because they knew they were under severe pressure by a stubborn Sunderland side.

 

I feel the Liverpool supporters will play a big part over the next seven games and their influence could be an important factor in the Reds’ title chances. The reception before the Sunderland match was unbelievable as supporters lined the streets with flags waving and singing as the Liverpool bus drove into Anfield and this support is unrivalled and when these supporters sense glory they can create an atmosphere which is like having an extra man on the park and right now Liverpool supporters sense glory.

 

Will their be glory round the fields of Anfield Road ?

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