Christmas is upon us and naturally, Arsenal are doing everything within their power to ruin it for us. As if our league position, injuries and the fact we are level on points with Tottenham wasn’t bad enough, our last game before the big event happened to end with a Martin Skrtel 96th minute equaliser.
Put simply, it’s been a very underwhelming campaign so far. 12 wins, 8 draws and 6 losses. Hardly the ‘season when it all changed’ that we were promised.
The low, bricked ceiling and dank smell only added to the feeling of foreboding the plucky group now felt creeping ever higher up their spine. Whitewash covered the flaking brickwork of what could only be described as an underground cellar. A network of tunnels linked the subterranean hovel to the surface and also provided a chance for escape if the meeting was rumbled by the very people they discussed right now.
Match Review: Liverpool 2 Arsenal 2 - Premier League 21.12.14
We have been baffling this season. Inconsistent would be an understatement, we’re such a Jekyll and Hyde team at the moment it’s hard to know what to expect from each game. Even after the game on Sunday, I was unsure as to whether I was happy to have escaped with a draw or gutted at giving away a winning position so late on. Whilst it was a worryingly inept performance from the team, a draw away at Liverpool isn’t a bad result and it could quite easily have been an embarrassment like last year. But we failed to hold onto an unlikely victory which would have done wonders for our confidence and been hugely damaging for our top four rivals.