So you all must be getting a bit bored with Liverpool.
Wenger and Benitez Head To Head Part III. Arguably the most important tie of the three too!
CL Quarter Final First Leg 1-1.
Second Leg = Anfield:
We need to win, I don’t want to hype it up too much but this is our best chance of silverware this season and Wenger knows it.
He fielded a weakened team presumably because he wanted to be fresh for this game. Although interestingly did not rest Cesc or the Flamster who really need a break.
I would like to see us go for this line up:
Toure Gallas Senderos Clichy
Walcott Cesc Flamini Diaby
UPDATE 16:04: I reckon Robin Van Persie will start, after being rested and being included in the squad, Wenger may push Hleb back to midfield instead of Diaby and put RVP upfront.
I think having 5 in midfield with Hleb pushing forward into the hole has given us some good performances in Europe and an attack-minded bench would give us extra options should we need a late goal.
I expect Arsene to go with Eboue on the right possibly though, given recent patterns.
RvP is in the squad, so will probably be on the bench.
Arsene’s Pre-Match comments here:
“We did have a dip recently. But football is strange. Defeat is not unthinkable; you have to accept you might lose. But what is important is that you believe you can win. We have the belief that we can win anywhere in the world. And if I didn’t believe we could win the Champions League, I wouldn’t be here.”
It’s good to hear that Wenger has that belief and I think we all do. We have the ability to go through to the Semis but we need to actually make it happen on the pitch and at Anfield that is easier said than done.