Saturday’s win against Reading was incredibly important for Liverpool. Javier Mascherano’s first goal for the club and strike number 27 of the season for Fernando Torres saw Liverpool come from behind to beat Steve Coppell’s Reading at Anfield.
With a trip to Manchester United, the Merseyside derby, and three games against Arsenal to come, not only is it three vital points in the race for a Champions League spot, but it means we go into that tough run of games on the back of a seven-match winning streak.
Since losing to Barnsley in the FA Cup game all Liverpool supporters want to forget, Inter (twice), Middlesbrough, Bolton, West Ham, Newcastle, and now Reading, have all failed to contain us.
It’s a run which has also seen Torres grab the headlines. His personal tally currently stands at nine goals in six outings. But let us not forget Javier Mascherano – what a legend! The man from Argentina further boosted his popularity among the Anfield faithful with his first Liverpool goal, and his great play has really allowed the rest of the team to play their football.