The upcoming game against Liverpool at Anfield is a difficult one for Alan Shearer, as it proved last year for Kevin Keegan, when we hung on for most of the first half, but then went down 3-0 to a much better Liverpool side.
Alan Shearer – will give it a go
And Alan talked this morning at his pre-match press conference about the Liverpool game, and said we’d at least give it our best shot. A win on Sunday would be a single point in all honesty, and a real win would be more than amazing.
Shearer said this morning:
“I must stick to my beliefs and I’m doing that.” “Not many people will give us a chance at Liverpool but that does not affect me.”
“Upsets have been caused and I will be telling the players that.” “They have a very good side with world-class players and an amazing manager.”
“But I want to go to Anfield and get something.” “We go there in good spirits after a good week of training.” “There is a belief among the players and we will be going there to give it a real good go.”
Alan is right about saying Liverpool have an amazing manager in Rafa Benitez, and he probably hasn’t received all the accolades he deserves at Liverpool.
He’s very smart and has surrounded himself with coaches attached to the club like Sammy Lee, and apparently former Newcastle manager Kenny Dalglish will be asked to come in and coach the youngsters and have a role as Director of Football, but under Rafa.
Rafa is also an excellent coach on the day, where he can read the game and know what’s happening, and that will be more of a test for Alan Shearer on Sunday than anything else.
We have to have our defense play well and keep the goals down, so we can preserve our decent goal difference, because that could still be our savior this season.
We’d be very happy with a point on Sunday.