Signing/not signing the next best thing/overrated money grabber and having tense behind closed doors talks trying to fend off Spurs for this player and that.
Let us not forget that it is the season of good will to all (wo)men and we should be jingling our bells, decking our halls and smooching under the mistletoe. There will be enough opportunity to praise/slam/cry/rage over our club in the coming weeks so with every festive bone in my jolly body I’m going to try something a bit light hearted. I’m going to pose myself a series of questions and hope that if you read this, you pick one or more to answer as well (I’ve even included hashtags, you know being modern and cool and that) so we can have some nice football chats and avoid risking the wrath of Santa with arguments! Let’s ho ho ho….
Which current PL player would you have at LFC? #current
We are crying out for goals, goals, goals so a RVP or Hernandez from those who shall not be named is tempting, as is a Mata or a Ben Arfa, but I will plumb from the chap who should have been a Red for years, Mr Aguero. Skill, pace and can finish! Imagine him with Suarez!
Which past PL non-LFC player would you have at LFC? #past
Tempting to go with Shearer for his goals, Pearce for his passion or Henry for his sheer untouchable class, but as its Christmas and the Sherry is flowing, so how about Le Tissier? Imagine Le Tiss strutting his stuff at Anfield, that sublime skill and outrageous talent entertaining the Kop.
What current player who has never played PL would you have at LFC? #abroad
The easy answer is Messi. Come to think of it, anyone in that Barcelona team so I won’t take that path. Continuing in a similar Le Tiss vein, Mr. Ibrahimovic for me. For those who slate him for not performing against English clubs in the past is very short sighted, the guy is sublime and a character; again imagine him with Suarez!
Which former Red would you Delorean back in time to improve our team now? #legend
Hmmmmmmmmm so so tough. For me, at this moment in time it would have to be Rushie. I feel I am betraying my hero, Digger, and the King with my choice, but this team is desperate for a consistent, deadly finisher and has there been anyone better?
What fixture do you look forward to most in a season? #opposition
Has to be Everton. United comes a close second but there is nothing better than a Merseryside derby for passion, for emotion, for drama and for that feeling when you win.
Easy for me, Sergio Aguero for City against QPR. My Dad is a City fan and couldn’t make the game or catch it on the box so I commentated for him down the phone and got caught up in the occasion. What drama, what a finish and what a look on Fergie’s face!
What is the best opposing player performance you have seen against the Reds? #MOM
Think back a few years to that Valencia team under Benitez that taught us a footballing lesson. Those games at the Mestalla and Anfield one player was head and shoulders above the rest (figuratively obviously), Mr Pablo Aimar. I longed for him to ply his trade at Anfield but it was never to be sadly.
What is the best goal you have seen scored against the Reds? #bittersweet
To be fair I hate every single goal we concede and to answer this I have to truly step back and remove the blinkers. Through gritted teeth that Michael Thomas goal was special, but I won’t pick that for the pain it caused! Instead I will go with Faustino Asprilla in the 4-3 back in 1996. This game remains the best I have ever seen with my own eyes and a finish that just had to be applauded.
Have you ever met a past or present LFC star? #hero
Yes, a number actually. My favourite moment was playing in a match against Digger. John Barnes is my hero and in a 1-on-1 situation I dispossessed him before striding away and slamming home a right footed shot. Unbelievable feeling. Minutes later a similar scenario presented itself and I thought ‘got him again’, the result? He ‘megged me! Again, what a feeling!! The end of the game saw the great man come over, man-shake, and say the line I think of before I sleep at night ‘well played Tim lad’. Is it wrong I am tingling even now??
After my last answer, I’m not sure I can think of anything else!! I love that man, oh for him to be playing now, how good would he be? Anyway I digress, I really hope this is taken in the fun, light-hearted vein it was meant and I really, really hope you join in on here or on Twitter. Answer my questions or pose your own, it would be great to chat with other Reds. One of the greatest things about the sport is the opportunity to discuss those small things that make it all worthwhile. It’s important to remember how good and how fun the game can be.
I’m on twitter @timdibs come find me and lets chat