Tony Barnes, a lifelong Liverpool supporter and season ticket holder in the Kop, has revealed that his club’s newfound consistency has left him feeling unnerved. In seasons gone by, Liverpool would typically follow a triumphant win against a title contender with a loss at home to a relegation threatened side. Barnes is concerned that this could be building to a sort of an apocalyptic event:
West Ham at home last week. We’d gone and thrashed Porto in the Champions League. Happy days, pal. The Hammers coming to Anfield the week after. Our usual time to let in a couple of soft goals, like. Lovren falling over or something or Moreno returning like a wandering ninja. But then we go and score 4 and very nearly kept a clean sheet, too. What the hell is going on? I’ve been burnt enough times to realise that Liverpool don’t do consistency. We can’t be beat at the moment, it’s nuts. Even our defence looks like they know how to defend. I just feel very uneasy as a sort of Waterloo moment could be around the corner. A game where everything goes wrong and we completely screw things up, it will probably be West Brom again.
The swagger around Liverpool has been noticeable. Confidence is sky high with Salah, Mane and Firminho bringing grown men to their knees while screaming orgasmic sounds. Benitez will be hoping that his team can be the calamitous result everyone is waiting for. Barnes hopes that the ex-Liverpool boss isn’t the man to break this incredible run:
We all love Rafa, but holy Jesus, it would be a disaster if his shite Newcastle side beat us at home. This is why I can’t sleep at night. At least if we lost, I could probably rest a little easier and stop feeling like Djibril Cisse is about to take a penalty.