Ahead of Albion's trip to
Anfield, we caught up with Reds' fan Kirsty who runs the excellent blog
The Liver Bird.
She gives her views on the
game, Liverpool's start to the season, Luis Suarez and more. You can also find
on Twitter @LFCKirstyLFC.
It’s been a good start to the
season for the Reds, was it expected?
I certainly didn't expect it. I expected an improvement on
last year and said we would hopefully finish 5th this year but at the moment
things are going almost too well which is always worrying for a Liverpool fan,
the dizzying heights of 1st and 2nd often send us delirious but I definitely
think we can confidently challenge for the Champions League this year.
How have performances been? What
tactics / formation can we expect to see Saturday?
I think our performances on the whole have been a lot more
positive this season, one thing I've noticed that perhaps sometimes is
overlooked is the tenacity and spirit of the side, we've had a few games this
season where the chips have been down but we've never given up. Rodgers has been
toying with three at the back in certain games this season but I don't think he
will set up that way against
West Brom on Saturday as it's too risky, instead opting for a
stronger back four. And of course you can expect to see the SAS on the front
Any player been particularly
impressive so far?
The player for me who has surprised and impressed me the most
is Philippe Coutinho, I didn't know what to expect when we signed him but he's
so brilliant to watch, such an exciting player unfortunately he is still out
injured. The other man who has impressed me is of course Daniel Sturridge, what
a run of form he is on!
Final thoughts on last season?
I actually remember describing last season on my blog as
being "boring" it was just sort of a nothing season really, there was no real
excitement and we finished outside of the European places which at the time was
very annoying but it has perhaps been a blessing in disguise.
Most amusing ‘terrace chant’
heard last season?
I can't really think of one off the top of my head from last
season but I am very much looking forward to the return of "Steve Bruce, you've
got a big fat head!" this year haha
Opinion on Luis Suarez, hero or
To us he is a hero, to others he is a villain. He annoyed me
over the summer with his constant comments to the Uruguayan press but as far as
I am concerned if he keeps his head down and does what he does best then that's
fine with me. He's a magical player it's just unfortunate that geniuses are
Is there any particular
highlight / memory that stands out from previous
The recent 3-0 battering you gave us springs to mind. There's
an Albion fan in our
family and my Facebook wall post match was plastered with "BOING BOING" after I
made the mistake of describing the game as an easy win beforehand... whoops! I
do feel though in fairness that whenever the two sides meet it always provides a
good 90 minutes of football!
season? Can you genuinely challenge for the Premier League title?
Liverpool fan it's very dangerous for me to actually begin to believe
we may be in with a chance and whilst our form and caliber of players especially
up front says yes I'm afraid history and the timing says no. We'll just have to
wait and see what happens, the last time we won the title was the year I was
born so I can wait a bit longer if needs be! My prediction for us at the start
of the season was 5th but after seeing our start I'm now predicting and very
much hoping for 4th as a minimum.
I think you'll do pretty well, my cousin (the
Albion fan) appears over the
moon with how Steve Clarke has been performing. You seem very solid at the back
and also have attacking options. I anticipate you reaching roughly the same
points tally as you did last year but perhaps a place higher in the league as
this season it seems like less teams will be collecting big tallies.
Premier League Champions?
US! Haha... At the start of the season before anyone had
kicked off I said Chelsea
so I'll have to stick with that prediction.
Sunderland look dead in the
water and I think Crystal Palace and Cardiff may join their sinking ship.
Prediction for Saturday’s game?
I've been pretty optimistic by putting a quid on a 3-1 win
for us, I just think we may have caught you at the right moment and it
definitely helps that we're at home. There's no way we'll keep a clean sheet