Liverpool. Photo: PETER POWELL/EPA
Hello everyone and let me take this opportunity (football aside) to wish you all the very best for 2019!

While there’s so much to overcome in this beautiful country, there’s much to be optimistic about, especially if we take a responsible and positive attitude into everything we do!

I guess that’s similar to what Jurgen Klopp said to his Liverpool side as they walked out of the changing room and onto the Eastlands pitch, in what could have been a MASSIVE leap towards securing their first Premier League title.

I think the whole world loved the result, keeps everything tight at the top and of course, (well, in England anyway), everyone hates Liverpool!

But the Scousers are still in the driving seat.

SEE RED: Man United’s Romelu Lukaku. Photo: PETER POWELL/EPA

And barring a collapse, which seems unlikely given the size of the squad and forwards momentum of the coach, there’s no reason why they can’t do it.

Mind you, if it goes pear shaped, I'm not sure how the "Born Again" hordes are gonna be able to take it?

It’s a better moment in time for the other half of Cape Town “Reds” as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have Manchester United on the rise again?

What is quite fortunate for Ole (and I really like the fella), is the run of fixtures he’s walked into.

RISE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Photo: Jon Super/AP

I mean who have they played? Like Bournemouth, Reading, Paarden Eiland Rovers and a Zaid Omar Media XI or something?

The players appear to be “released” - running harder, playing with more fluidity and the results are showing it.

It’ll be very interesting to see how well they do at Wembley on Sunday as they take on rampant Tottenham.

Poch’s team have been great this season, barring the mad 3-1 defeat at home to Wolves, (which for me has to be one of the greatest illustrations of “belief” by a team and coach). Wolves came out in the second half and took it to Spurs.

But Tottenham will be pumped for United and it promises to be a cracker.

It was a decent FA Cup third round weekend but surprisingly didn’t produce a single giant-killing. I always love seeing the lower and non-league sides have a shot at the big boys.

Well, it’s k** Cup time again on Tuesday night and let’s not mince words Manchester City are gonna bash Burton on Wednesday night, but Tottenham and Chelsea on Tuesday night always provide some venom! Kick off at Wembley 10 pm.

I usually find planet streams has a decent HD feed.

Good to be back, see you all next Tuesday!