Liverpool fans are making the one hour train journey down to Wolverhampton this evening to see our barmy army face this year’s title contenders, and what are we hoping for? A show of determination, fight and nothing short of an upset worthy of Gary Lineker parading around the BBC 1 studios in his boxers.
It is true, we are the underdogs, as we always are. We are a team that nobody takes that seriously because we come from a city with a strange accent. Our stadium is an unfinished custard bowl sat on an island opposite an ASDA. We play in the most outrageous orange that belongs only in Essex, and yet, here we are in the Premier League, having the best time ever, watching all the other Midlands teams from above, and loving it.
We have certainly had an impact on the title race, already, so who is to say that tonight’s match will be any different? This season we have held Manchester City to a draw, beaten Chelsea, and stunned Tottenham Hotspur. We have got some of the most amazing supporters, who travel the length and breadth of the country, and those Liverpool fans better be ready for us to be chanting about our great leader Nuno Espírito Santo louder than they can imagine, because we will follow this team all the way to the final… we hope!
With the home advantage, Wolves are in a position to upset the leaders, despite being admittedly outplayed last month. However, with Boly and Costa in a rich vein of form , and our more recent good record against the top teams, we could be in for a surprising result. As Liverpool are largely focusing all their efforts on the league, they are expected to make a considerable amount of changes from the team who played in the defeat to Manchester City in the week, with many junior players looking to make their premier league debuts, including Camacho and Jones, whilst Wolves welcome back the injured Jota and Saiss into the expected line ups.
There is live coverage across the BBC tonight if the FA Cup tie, including the match at Molineux on BBC 1, with coverage starting from 7.30pm. All bets are off for this one, but l’m hoping for a good match all round, and a sneaky win for the underdogs!