By Andrew Winner
The Talisman is drowning in a sea of misery. After drawing with Wigan at Anfield, it looks as though my squad Liverpool is out of the title chase after notching a miserable eight draws in their first 20 games. Despair washes over me.
Oh well, you’ll never walk alone when you have five European Cups to keep you company. In an attempt to improve the morale, I decided to make a list of the things I love about soccer. This is what I’ll be watching for over the next year.
I could go on and on. There are literally hundreds of things I find fascinating about soccer, like the moment when Cristiano Ronaldo starts to accelerate at a defender and the deep breath the crowd takes when a free-kick is swung into the six-yard box. I’ll be looking to all of them to bring me out the malaise caused by Liverpool’s atrocious performances in the EPL.
No big predictions this week, but with their recent form I would say Everton are the clear favorites to hoist the UEFA Cup on May 14th in Manchester, England. I don’t generally cross the river like this, but the Toffees are simply playing out of their minds of late.
Andrew Winner is a freelance soccer writer based in Seattle, Washington. He can be reached at: email@example.com