Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Can Liverpool claim the FA Cup trophy in the 2011/12 season?

Liverpool, the once so mighty football club, have severely depleted in quality over the past few seasons. Kenny Dalglish – Liverpool's current manager – has bought quite badly and has not acquired the greatest results.

His worst buy has to be England international Andy Carroll. He bought Carroll from Newcastle for an astronomical fee thought to be in and around the region of £35 million; a shocking figure for a player of Carroll's caliber.

Liverpool's encounter in the FA Cup in the 2010/11 season did not bode well for the Merseyside club. Bitter rivals Manchester United beat them 1-0 in the Third Round after Welsh international Ryan Giggs scored from the spot in the first minute of play.

It must have been a heartbreaking affair for the loyal Liverpool fans. The last time Liverpool managed to claim the prestigious FA Cup trophy was back in 2006 where they defeated London club West Ham 3-1 with an enticing penalty shootout.

At the present time, Liverpool's best player has to be the Argentinian international Luis Suarez. Dalglish paid a fee of £22.8 million for the talented Argentinian, which is an absolute steal for a man of such class. Suarez is most certainly a player that opposing managers will be wary of in the FA Cup. People placing an in-play FA Cup bet should remember this.

So, in answer to the question in the title – 'Can Liverpool claim the FA Cup trophy in the 2011/12 season?' – the answer to this particular question would have to be no.

This is mostly being due to the fact that Dalglish's squad lacks the quality needed to overcome the likes of: Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal Chelsea, and Tottenham.

The Reds definitely need an influx of at least 3 players to match the aforementioned teams.

The first task that Dalglish should undertake is the task of sorting out his shoddy defense. The second thing he should accomplish is the task of bringing in an attacking player that's going to score them goals on a regular basis whether it be in the FA Cup or any other competition for that matter.

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