1. Financial Fair Play – Man City and PSG have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Will UEFA or the FA take any action against them? Points deductions, suspensions or a ban on transfer activity? The answer seems to be ‘No’.
2. Catharsis – We all know how delusional Liverpool fans can be. “THIS IS OUR YEAR!!” has been prematurely announced many times since 1990. Would it be that bad for this deluded dream to materialise? United going off the rails and the end of St. Totteringham’s day have been good things. Change can be refreshing. Just let the Scousers have their league title.
3. Entertainment – Is there a better side to watch right now going forward? Mane beating 4 players and then hitting the corner flag, Salah slaloming through the defence, Firminho ducking and diving, and Shaqiri showing how bad Stoke were last year. As a neutral, it’s just fun to watch.
4. The slippy G jokes are tiresome – It was painful to watch. It still is. Steven Gerrard of all people slips and lets Demba Ba score. Only one week after screaming at his team mates “let’s not slip up”. It was kind of funny. In 2014. It’s not any more. Let’s move on.
5. Andy Robertson – He’s Scottish. He will never achieve anything at a national level. This victory could also secure the film deal for ‘Forest Gump 2: Andy wins the Premier League’
6. Allison: The images of Simon Mignolet sitting on the bench this season have been devastatingly sad, but funny. Have Liverpool ever had a good GK? Pepe Reina? David James? Allison is a keeper neutrals can get behind as he likes to dribble and can pass the ball better than Jordan Henderson.
7. Man United fans: Have you noticed how the swagger has recently returned to not only the United team, but their fans, too? It’s a summer of 2013 look that hasn’t been seen since. If Ole keeps winning, we might need something to balance out the boasts next summer of “we’re back”. Liverpool winning the league would do it.
8. Daniel Sturridge: No real reason why he’s on the list. That goal he scored against Chelsea, and the fact that his style of play clearly doesn’t match the new Liverpool, perhaps. Poor guy. Gotta help him get that summer move to West Ham.
9. Jordan Henderson: Simply because he comes from Sunderland. Have you seen the Netflix documentary? It would give the locals a much-needed lift. We’re struggling for reasons now but have one more..
10. Jurgen Klopp: In a world of miserable managers, or coaches that use the same soundbites over and over, Klopp stands alone. He speaks his mind. He often talks nonsense. It’s fantastic. What would he end up saying if Liverpool won the league? One last reason why us neutrals should support Liverpool tonight.
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