Sigh, Liverpool needs a lot of help

15 May

Quick hits from the past week:

  • I ran a half marathon Saturday, so pardon the lack of posts. 
  • Liverpool beat West Ham, 3-0, behind a brace from captain Steven Gerrard to keep their slim title hopes alive.  The Reds need Arsenal and Hull to pull off HUGE upsets of ManU if there is any hope for the title.
  • Manchester United defeated Manchester City at the weekend, 2-0, and Wigan on Wednesday, 2-1, to take a six point lead at the top of the table.  The Red Devils only need one more point from their remaining two games (at home to Arsenal, away to Hull) to win the league title for the third straight year.
  • Newcastle defeated Middlesbrough, 3-1, to move out of the relegation zone.  Hull City, Boro and West Brom are currently headed down.
  • As the season winds down, the transfer talk gets louder, but I will not address it much unless something actually happens.  Currently, the rumour of Liverpool’s Xabio Alonso to Arsenal is my least favorite.
  • Steven Gerrard was named the 2009 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers Association, an award he clearly deserves.  He beat out MU’s Ryan Giggs (who scooped the PFA award) and Rio Ferdinand for the honor.  Chairman of the FWA Steve Bates, chief football writer for The People, said, “Steven’s performances this season have been of the highest quality.  His drive and desire have underpinned Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge and ensured a tight finish to the season.  Steven is clearly in his prime and quite rightly rated one of the finest midfield players of his generation, and the FWA are delighted to honour his contribution to club and country.”
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