which face will smile? red/blue? courtesy givemegoal.com
Football fans all over the world seem to have not given the Merseyside derby the credit it deserves as compared to other derbies. Maybe it’s because of their lack of domination and silverware in recent time, but as things stand right now, one team from Mersey side for sure will contest the F.A cup final no matter what. Though the tie will be played at the new Wembley stadium, expect nothing short of breath taking action and back to back football
Liverpool needed a last gasp Caroll header to see off a struggling but stubborn Blackburn earlier on this week in the league competition. Caroll might have scored but his torrid form continues, his presence on the pitch is hardly felt but what Kenny seems to be happy about is that the lad finally scored. Everton on the other hand, saw off Sunderland in style, thumping the black cats 4-0 capping of a wonderful day in the office for David Moyes. They currently sit ahead of Liverpool in the league standings and taking into account the return of star striker Nikica Jelavic, more firepower upfront is expected.
Leighton Banes, Tim Cahill and Jelavic are expected to return for this tie Moyes having disapproved a section of the media who questioned his selection keeping one eye on this derby. Actually the last time Moyes rested players ahead of a Cup match, he lost to Liverpool 3 nil. Goalkeeping issues at Liverpool should see Brad Jones start in between the sticks while recalled keeper, Peter Gulasci should be content with a space on the bench hoping nothing happens to Jones, Liverpool will stare at disaster straight in the face.
In the wake of Comolli’s dismissal by Liverpool Football club and Dalgish’s utterances that all signings were his choices, a much sweeter victory would be on the cards should his ‘choices’ score today at Wembley. His ‘Choices’ so far have not been seen to have done well but as well put by Jamie Carragher ‘’Kenny is the most iconic figure in British football’’ how true that is not well spelt but this goes a long way in spelling the trust the players have in this man Kenny. Not heard any Everton player talk about Moyes in recent time, but as his stats speak for themselves, the guy has worked hard at Merseyside, even after selling some of his top players i.e Arteta in recent time, he’s still here leading Everton to F.A Cup semi number 24.
Kenny is the most iconic figure in British football ” Jamie Carragher
Will Liverpool hand their manger his 3rd F.A cup (the first two coming in his earlier tenure as manager in 1986 and 1989, both finals against Everton) or will Everton hand Moyes his second ever Wembley final appearance having lost to Chelsea 2-1 in the 2009 final.