Liverpool, the new Wigan, Weimann and Benteke and six of our own

That was good wasn't it? That really isn't a question, more a statement of fact, because it was good. Seven goals in two games. Beating Liverpool at Anfield and in the semi-final of a cup. It doesn't get much better.

Add to that we suddenly find ourselves in fourteenth place in the league, we could be forgiven for getting ahead of ourselves. For a few days anyway.


But it is worth noting how we played and who with. Bannan, Clark, Lichaj, Baker, Weimann and Herd all started the match and all made significant contributions and all are going to make it very difficult for the manager to drop them.

Because Liverpool are Liverpool and on Saturday we made them look like Wigan. And I've picked Wigan quite specifically, you see, you can have the ball as much as you want and play all the passes you want, but if you cant finish you're not going to win.

We still need possession

I'm not changing my position on the need to keep possession. Had we played Manchester United or Manchester City, like we recently have in pretty much the same way, we would have got beaten, pretty much like we did.

We were fortunate that we played a Liverpool side that don't know how to finish. It wont happen every week, but it will inspire and it will create confidence.

And we have to start controlling games soon. We can not rely on counter attacking football for ever. One day we are going to have to take it to teams, but if what we are doing now is part of the process, I'm happy with it.

The passing and possession will come

But, I'm an Aston Villa fan so I'm not going to get carried away. This could all be another Gabby. You know what I mean, those tow or three games in the season where he does really well and then nothing for the rest of the season and with Chelsea and Spurs coming up, we could come back to earth with a bump.

Talking of Gabby, how is he going to get back into this starting eleven? Weimann is showing him how to play football at the moment and as the manager says "he knows where the goal is, he's a natural finisher and his enthusiasm and work ethic are second to none."

Second to none. I know he has to say this, but come on. It really does look like it is going to be a Weimann and Benteke partnership for the foreseeable future.

Anyway, I'm getting carried away in the moment. It's not a permanent thing, but I'm allowed to this week, especially as I'm going to be meeting with Liverpool fans quite a bit and they're going to talk about possession and number of shots. Liverpool, the new Wigan. Love it.