Alan Shearer has warned his strikers that they must take any chances they get in the game at Liverpool on Sunday.
Jonas Gutierrez – fit for Sunday’s game
That comes after Monday night’s game where all 3 strikers, Owen, Martins and Viduka each had a good chance to score – but didn’t. And of course if just one of them had taken their chance we would have 2 more vital points towards our survival.
Alan has talked today about any chances that come up on Sunday:
“We know that we will get one chance, at least,” “And when that comes we have to take it.”
“The pleasing thing for me against Portsmouth was that we created chances.” “The disappointing thing is that we didn’t take them. I said in the previous games that I was concerned that we didn’t create the chances.”
“Now I know that if we keep creating the chances, with the caliber of strikers such as Michael Owen, (Mark) Viduka and (Obafemi) Martins that eventually they’ll go in.”
Some good news today is that our Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez has shaken off the ankle problem he had on Monday, even though he came on late as a substitute against Portsmouth for the last 20 minutes of that game.
Shearer said today that Gutierrez is now back to full fitness ahead of Sunday’s trip to Liverpool, and Gutierrez gave a thumbs up and a smile when asked if he was OK for Sunday.
We need something out of the game at Liverpool, but it’s hard to know exactly how we can do that, with our current lackluster form.