Belief is not something that you can quantify but I still think that it plays a massive part, whether negative or positive, in the outcome of sporting events. All you have to do is watch how the Leafs' collapsed so frequently last year when they looked good for a win through two periods. At some level they believed that it was just a matter of time and they were right.
In about an hour things will kick off at Anfield as Liverpool host their rivals from down the road in one of two hate-filled matches this season. Under Rafa Benitez the one thing that Liverpool have lacked is the belief that they should beat their local rivals. Update: Well, they better fucking believe because Gerrard AND Torres have to start on the bench after they raced back from injuries. Especially at Anfield they have dominated games only to see a chintzy goal take the three points down the East Lancs. If Liverpool are serious about challenging for the title this year then the belief in the squad has to change. At Anfield Liverpool should beat everyone. Why? Because of this:
Tell me that the hairs on your neck don't stand up and you wouldn't run through a wall for those fans? Update: Here's the winner from today's match (more highlights here):
COME ON YOU REDS!