|We could (unfortunately) see this a lot.|
Sunday's match against Liverpool is shaping up that way. The Reds look to finally be shaking out of their early season funk. Fernando Torres is rounding into form. A new ownership group has (temporarily I suspect) calmed their fanatical supporters. Watching Liverpool's last few matches, I have just got the feeling that at some point, someone is going to get a hiding.
As you might remember from my preseason preview, I don't think Liverpool is an especially good squad, and they will struggle to qualify for Europe this season, but they still possess a few top shelf players, and on a good day, those players can embarrass anyone.
I have this horrible image in my mind of Torres and Steven Gerrard working to overload one side or the other, and just torching whichever of our vulnerable fullbacks they choose, pulling the rest of the defense completely out of position, and creating a couple of tap-ins for somebody. Then we will push forward to get back into the match and WHAM, we get hit on the counter-attack. I just hope it doesn't get too embarrassing in front of the ever more fickle home supporters Owen Coyle is trying so dearly to win over.