- Jun 2, 2008
Of course they will want to win it but they'll probably do it with Origi up front instead of Firmino. I think it is too early in pre-season to be worried about form (if it is ever important to worry about pre-season form, which I don't think shows any correlation to competitive results). This time last year (to the day) we were beaten 3-1 by Dortmund and the week before had drawn 0-0 against Bury. We then went on to beat Man City 2-1 in an utterly drab match where both sides looked bored and tired.The Charity Shield is a title. A tiny one, but a title. I hope klopp and the boys desperatly want to win that game and every other game this season. And I concur with him, this form, is worrying me slightly. Slightly, because it is still very, very early days, but I don't like the development that much. Brewster, Milner, Oxlaide and of all people, Mignolet, look up for it, but no one else has really convinced me that they are en-route so far. But of course, early days, but I am a bit worried. Then again, I worry a lot; as I worry about patterns, I worry about fitness, I worry about the upcoming league and so on. I think worrying is better than the opposite, but perhaps those of you who have found the Zen in the middle ground have found the answer.
We have a particularly difficult form of pre-season training and we are currently doing it in record breaking heat against an opposition that not only are more used to playing in high temperatures but also treated the game like a major cup final.