Christmas Football Fillings

Well it’s that time of year fellow fans, where we eat too much, have a sun downer or two and enjoy the condensed football fixtures coming our way.  So let us look out what titillating games we have in this festive season.  Liverpool have 5 games over the next 18 days from the 26th December through to 11th January 2020 then we have a leisurely 8 day break before game number 6.

First up on Boxing Day we have our closest rivals Leicester City who have an outstandingly overwhelmingly brilliant manager who has injected some excitement and drive back into the Foxes.  This is going to be a big challenge for the lads after returning to England as the Worlds best football club (which we all already new, but now we have a trophy to prove it).  It’s not just a big game against an Ex-coach but the 3 points are invaluable (well technically they are valued at 3 points), giving us a 13 point lead over Leicester and 11 points over Man City and we still have a game in hand to play.

3 days later we come up against a team that is fighting for a top 4 spot against Sheffield United and Chelsea.  So on the 29th of December we play Watford Wolves away and yet again this will bring out our squad depth and injuries.

The new year brings Sheffield United to Anfield on 2nd of January which like our previous game see's us face-off against a team striving for a top 5 and possibly a top 4 spot.  Sheffield are the surprise package so far this year and it’s always great to see a newly promoted team giving it a red hot go.

That then brings us to a break from the EPL and to the magnificent FA Cup on 5th of January where we play our lonely old neighbours Everton at Anfield.  This game concerns me, not Everton themselves and not if we play our full strength team, but what I mean should we play a full strength team to ensure we go through to the next round.  I’m all for winning breeds winners and all but we have already won 2 trophies this season and are still in for another 3 including the FA cup so would it be the end of the world if we were to miss out on the FA cup and then concentrate on the Champions League and the EPL title.  My biggest sticking point is its Everton and I just don’t want to lose a game to them but the main thing is we need to avoid their filthy dirty tackles.

Saturday 11th of January takes us to Spurs new ground and the Special One.  I can only guess what the league table will look like by this time with the exception of one certainty that we will be top, so I will guess Spurs, ManU and Arsenal are all battling it out for spots 6, 7 and 8 as Sheffield and Wolves would have pulled away from them.  I was unable to catch the Spurs loss to Chelsea but I read tigger1703 thoughts on the game and here they are “They were soundly beaten, the old mourinho came out today ... Too defensive in a home game. That's a loss to Chelsea and United both of his former clubs... That must not of gone down well” aww poor old Maurinho.

We then get a gigantic 8 day break before OGS brings his traveling band of misfits to Anfield on the 19th of January where we will hopefully be putting the final nail in their season, but not OGS glorious coaching position may that continue.

That brings us to the end of a fun and hopefully winning festive season where we may also get a glimpse of our new signing the Japanese wonder Takumi Minamino aka Taki.
 Here are the fixtures for Man City and Leicester for the same period, who do you think has the toughest run and where/who do you think might drop points.

27th Dec
Wolves (A)
26th Dec
29th Dec
Sheffield United (H)
28th Dec
West Ham (A)
1st Jan
Everton (A)
1st Jan
Newcastle (A)
4th Jan
Port Vale (H) FA Cup
4th Jan
Wigan (H) FA Cup
7th Jan
ManU (A) League Cup
9th Jan
Aston Villa (H) League Cup
12th Jan
Aston Villa
11th Jan
Southampton (H)

So to all from the UK to USA to Canada to Australia to Asian countries and back to Germany and those in-between may you have a wonderful Christmas and title winning new year and let’s hope the future is bright and filled with good tidings and happier days.
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