Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kuyt : Only a Miracle can turn the Table around

Liverpool need "a miracle" if they are to end their 19-year wait for a League championship, according to striker Dirk Kuyt.

Prior to the dramatic 4-4 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on Tuesday, the message emanating from Merseyside was that, whatever Manchester United achieved in the title run-in, Liverpool had to be perfect to stand any chance of dethroning the champions.
Andrei Arshavin's four-goal intervention, though, coupled with some kamikaze defending, ended that ambition.

With just five games left, Liverpool know their chances are running out and, while Kuyt insists that they will not stop believing until United are mathematically out of their reach, he admits they will fight on more in hope than expectation.
He said: "It is harder after the Arsenal match, because we knew before the match that we needed to win to keep the pressure on. But at least we got a point, rather than losing, and now we have to keep on fighting until the very end.
"We have to hope for a miracle now as it has become more difficult than it already was, but against Arsenal we proved we are a team that has not given up and we will never give up. So let's hope a miracle can happen.
"It will be hard but as long we win our remaining games then maybe they will struggle. It may be that they must lose twice for us to catch them, but that can happen. It is important that we took a point, because otherwise maybe that would have been impossible."
Should Liverpool fail to overhaul United, they are likely to be joined in their campaign to win a first title since 1990 by the man who last delivered the crown to Anfield after Kenny Dalglish admitted he would be "more than happy" to help the club "in any capacity."
Benitez is believed to want to bring his predecessor back to Liverpool in an advisory capacity, acting as a link between board and boot room and helping to oversee youth development. It is a role Dalglish yesterday made clear he would be delighted to accept.
He said: "If I can help Liverpool football club in any way, shape or form, then I'm in. If the manager or the people running the club think there's a role for me, then I'll fill it happily."

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