9 May 2016

Redknapp raves: Stunning victory is one of the 'shocks of the season'. Agree?

Liverpool have been involved in some shock results this year, with defeats to Watford, Crystal Palace, and Southampton (after losing a 2-goal lead) at the top of the list. Leicester City winning the Premier League is the ultimate shock of the season, but according to ex-Reds Jamie Redknapp, Swansea City pulled off one of the season's biggest upsets over the weekend.

In his column for the Daily Mail today, Redknapp enthused:

"With no Sigurdsson or Williams in the starting line-up at West Ham, I could see nothing but a home win, but their 4-1 win has to be one of the shocks of the season".

The result is even more impressive considering:

* Swansea are safe for another year, and have nothing to play for anymore.

* Speculation and uncertaintly about the manager's future continues to intensify.

* West Ham fielded a very strong team, including the likes of Payet, Lanzini, Antonio, Kouyate, Cresswell, Noble etc.

Swansea's victory puts Liverpool's recent 3-1 defeat at the Liberty Stadium into a little more perspective, and it's clear that the Swans are fighting for their manager.

For me, Liverpool's 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund is one of the shock results of the season. At 2-0 down on the night (3-1 aggregate) Liverpool needed to score three goals to win, and given BVB's quality, it seemed like an impossible task.

After pulling it back to 2-1 (3-2 aggregate) Dortmund scored again through Marco Reus, which meant the Reds still needed three goals to win. Somehow, the team contrived to achieve the (seemingly) impossible, and ran out 4-3 winners.

Stunning stuff.

Author: Jaimie K


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