EFL Cup – Semi Leg 2 Thursday 20 Jan 2022 The Grove USA “TV”: ESPN+ 2:45pm ET OK, hold your hats, here we go again! With LFC being the bookies favorite once more... even though our ragged and shagged 10 men held them to 1 shot , 0 goals in leg 1 at Anfield. After that we “successfully” dodged playing the NLD, by playing the please-show-some-pity-on-our-decimated-squad-as-you’ve-done-for-other-teams card... which hopefully puts us in better stead. No official presser by the boss yet, but I saw in the news: Illness/injury returnees should include: Odegaard, Tierney, Chambers, Saka, Gabriel Loan returnees: Azeez, John-Jules (don’t know em well, but assume they’re for later not now) AFCON returnee we REALLY need: Partey (Ghana was just knocked out, but it may be too soon) AFCON returnee to ignore?: PEA (reportedly sent home early for partying/curfew breach and/or Covid illness, w/o playing a minute) At Anfield, the boys did everyone proud, and left a smile on my face. But still, I have no friggin idea what to expect in 2 days. Normally I subscribe to the be-positive/high-energy-press/good-offense-is-the-best-defense school of footy. But maybe having 22% possession again against the “mighty Liverpool” is our secret weapon? I guess I’m not alone in saying I’ll take a result, ANY OLD WAY they can get it. Chelski at Wembley awaits.