Liverpool FC Can't Keep Riding Their Luck!

Karen PatelCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2008

Rafa Benitez's Liverpool, once again, came back from the dead in a 3-2 victory against Wigan to secure three points and keep their amazing start to the Premier League going.

Despite my happiness at my team's newfound resolve and willingness to win, when last season we probably would have ended up drawing or losing in similar circumstances, I can't help but be weary of what is around the corner.

Chelsea.

They are not Wigan, Man City, Middlesbrough, or Sunderland. They are a class apart and devastating when given a sniff of goal.

Our defending today was sub-standard for both of the goals Wigan scored. First, Agger's howler to let through Zaki, and then the poor pressing of Valencia to set up Zaki's spectacular second.

If we were playing Chelsea today, they would have killed us.

I have never been a fan to sugarcoat things or let my head float amongst the clouds, it just sets me up for disappointment, hence why I am critical of our win.

Don't get me wrong, I am very happy that we won, but we can't keep conceding silly goals and waiting until the last minute to score, because there will be one day when that ball just doesn't go in and it will be too late.  We can't keep riding our luck like this.

Especially against Chelsea. Next Sunday, we need to put in the performance of our lives to cement our title credentials. They are by no means unbeatable, but you can't doubt Chelsea will fancy their chances against us.

They had seven major players missing today and still demolished Middlesbrough 5-0. That is the hallmark of champions.

Then again, another hallmark of champions is winning games without key players and with an under-par performance. That's a big positive for us.

I am looking forward to see which Liverpool team turns up on Sunday: the one that scraps and rides their luck like today, or the one that dominates and hassles the way we did against Manchester United

I hope it is the latter.

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