Well, at least it isnt City or Chelsea winning it, thank god.
Too early to predict anything at the moment in terms of the title. We all know what happened last season (i've said this too many times already).
Have to give credit to United though, they always find a way to win. Chicarito is always scoring in the late stages of matches and RVP has been ruthless. It's annoying but have to give them credit.
City can still catch United but they'll need to find a run of consistent wins from now on in order to put the pressure on United. If they slip up again, it will it be tough to finish first.
As far as we're concerned, not good enough. It's so frustrating as you don't know which Liverpool side will turn up. I was extremely happy to win our first pen and to have such an early lead in the match. I thought it was going to be our day, but not meant to be. We couldn't hand both Jones and Walters and Nzonzi was running a muck in the midfield. I think Rodgers got his tactics all wrong. He could see that were struggling when Stoke were knocking the ball long. Rodgers should've used Coates and played a 3-5-2. I think Coates would've been good in terms of aerial presence and we could've had both Agger and Skrtel sit a little deeper when the long ball was being played. Shelvey was terrible and has been for the past few weeks. Would've loved to have Suso supporting Suarez and maybe give Assaidi a shot on the left/right. Sahin should be given more game time as well from now on.
Hopefully we can get a win againts QPR. Not overly confident though.
I don't think De Gea is a liability at all, in fact I can only remember a couple of mistakes from him this season and unless I'm wrong none have led to goals. I may be wrong with that statement though. I'm not talking about shit like "oh he could have saved that" moreso "he should have saved it". Plus, I've always liked a lunatic of a keeper in regards to decisions for some odd reason, I might be the only person who rates Barthez as one of my favourite keepers. It's weird though as I don't think Evra has been that bad this season, Evans has been really good at times, Rafael has been good and yet our defence is one of the worst in the league (I'm sure there's only about 5 or 6 teams who have conceded more) - I think a lot of it comes from needed more protection from midfield. Carrick is very underrated in terms of what he brings to a team however I don't think he's ever going to pair up with anyone we've currently got, aside from maybe Fletcher or Jones, to offer the defence any proper help. Fergie has often said a ball winner isn't needed for the team anymore and in my opinion, and the opinion of our goal's against column being fucking horrific, he's completely wrong.
He's made three mistakes that I can remember in the last few games, all the same type of error as well. Parrying the ball back into dangerous areas for strikers to score on the rebound. The first Newcastle goal was definitely preventable, anyway. I'm starting to understand why he's so insistent on making saves with his feet because his handling of powerful shots is very inconsistent.