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Why Liverpool won’t win every remaining game this season

Eight reasons why Ian Wright’s bold prophecy won’t be realised

Liverpool players look dejected at Middlesbrough

Ian Wright has stuck his neck on the line and predicted that Liverpool will win each of their remaining eight Premier League games to win the title this season. The Spoiler disagrees. Liverpool haven’t won eleven consecutive league matches in a season since 1982 and here’s why every single remaining game has banana-skin potential:

Fulham away – The Cottagers’ home form is the fourth-best in the Premier League and they have won two of their last three against Liverpool at Craven Cottage. They have already beaten Manchester United and Arsenal there this season and drew with Chelsea.

Blackburn home – Since Sam Allardyce succeeded Paul Ince, Blackburn have lost just four out of eighteen games.

Arsenal home – The Gunners are unbeaten in sixteen Premier League games and have yet to lose against fellow Big Four sides this season.

Hull away – Liverpool have drawn their last two away games against newly-promoted teams: Birmingham at the end of last season and Stoke in January.

Newcastle home – Joe Kinnear will be back in charge by then and the Irishman lost just two of his initial twelve league games in charge so could have a rejuvenating effect once again.

West Ham away – Liverpool have won on only three of their last nine visits to the Boleyn and were beaten 1-0 there last season.

West Brom away – The Reds have lost their final away game once every two years since 2002-03 and last season they won it.

Tottenham home – Spurs are unbeaten in six league meetings with the Big Four this season.


13 responses so far
  • Apandi Dan // March 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Ye…before MU-Liverpool game who ever think that Liverpool will win? I guessed Michael Lintorn himself wouldnt believed that MU was trashed into pieces by Liverpool at Old Trafford. So forget what he write. Ian Wright ia RIGHT<

  • The Don - South Africa // March 24, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Yo must be a typical manure supporter. manure gonna get a backlashing from villa next week after liverpool backlashed them (5 times) !!!!!

  • Boon // March 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Liverpool may not win all the games, neither will ManU and Liverpool will overtake ManU eventually and crowned EPL champions ! That’s the prediction.! YNWA forever.

  • Maddog // March 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Ahh so not only will they not win every game, but it appears they may lose every game to a bunch of also-rans (arsenal excluded) when they are in the most scintillating form of their season.

    Tottenham, last game, if they have to win for the title they’ll win, stevie g will win the game himself if needs must.

    West Brom, bottom of the league for a reason

    Newcastle, third bottom of the league for a reason

    …. The list goes on, again.

    Terrible article.

    Newcastle

  • RedMist // March 24, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    newcastle what?

  • Michael Deery // March 24, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Liverpool play Spurs the last day of the season?

    How funny would it be if they lose the league because they lose that game to a Robbie Keane winner?

  • McRib // March 24, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Here’s a reason why Liverpool could beat all of those teams – because they have to. Everyone knows that Liverpool thrive under pressure, it’s the matches they’re expected to win in which they slip up. In one-off ‘cup final’ games they generally do the business, and they’ve got 8 of those now.

    We’ll see…

  • Raph88 // March 24, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    yeah! backlashing… word!

    (liverpool probably won’t do it but maybe they won’t have to. man u might follow their sponsors and get affected by a recession.)

  • blud red // March 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    you gotto love it though! what a top league. envy of the civilised world. three teams on course for the title. like the fella before, i can’t believe all the teams will win all their games. if teams aren’t involved in the title race they are certainly involved in the relegation battle. every single game will be a cup final. i predict a riot.

    glued to the box!!

  • sam // March 24, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    there ONE reason why fulham, blackburn, arsenal, hull, newcastle, west ham, west brom, tottenham didn’t win all remaining match- because they will loose to liverpool. liverpool currently on fire with beating real madrid, manure and aston villa also rafa already signed a new contract. i think they spirit are high. i think it a same opinion with The Spoiler

  • Paul // March 24, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    It is amazing to see how 10 days and 3 matches can send people into frenzy and making the most extreme expectations out of liverpool. Lack of maturity and experience. As usual. Remember, the trees tilt in the direction of the storm even if the storm started just 3 matches back.

  • James McKeon // March 24, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Fulham away – Liverpool will not have men sent off as they will be very organized

    Blackburn home – Beat them away.

    Arsenal home – Have beaten United and Chelsea at home, beat Arsenal in the Champions League last time they came to Anfield.

    Hull away – Brown is cracking up.

    Newcastle home – Beat them 5-1.

    West Ham away – West Ham will be disheveled, with the realizaton that no money will be coming in players will be nervous or thinking of leaving in the coming weeks.

    West Brom away – Is there a worse team in Europe? The manager looks like he wants to cry.

    Tottenham home – Spurs are finally safe and there will be less pressure on them.

    Come on you Reds!

  • aristeia // March 25, 2009 at 1:22 am

    YES! I love it when you guys predict Pool’s downfall, they always win.

    Cheers!

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