Liverpool are a well-organised, powerful, athletic, talented team â€“ but they don’t half play some dull football. I have no doubt that Rafa Benitez makes sure that his players eat the right shape of pasta, but football is about more than pure science. It’s about genius, it’s about inspiration, it’s about impossible-to-define moments of magic that win you games.
Liverpool don’t have that spark of invention that will transform them into a title-winning team. Man Utd and Arsenal have it; Liverpool and Chelsea lack it.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Carlos Tevez, Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persieâ€¦ can Liverpool claim to have any creative talents to match that lot? They have the destructive brilliance of Javier Mascherano, the passionate leadership of Stevie G, the stalwart defending of Jamie Carragher, and the unquestionable quality of Fernando Torres (the one ‘Pool player who does belong on the above list). But that’s not enough. That points