9 Lessons The PN Needs To Learn From Liverpool’s Dramatic Comeback To Beat Joseph Muscat

Because nothing is impossible!

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Liverpool achieved the impossible last night, coming back from a three-goal deficit to thrash Barcelona 4-0 and qualify to the Champions League final. Closer to home, and with an election looming ever closer, Nationalist Party supporters must be dreaming about whether they too can pull off a similar comeback.

Liverpool have shown once again that nothing is impossible, and the PN can certainly learn some lessons from last night’s Miracle of Anfield.

1. Don’t let the surveys get you down

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All surveys so far have indicated that the PN won’t just lose this election, but lose by a historic margin.

All they need to do is look at the bookmakers’ odds last night: Barcelona were 1/50 odds to qualify to the final, and the rest is history.

2. Always believe in yourself...

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Never stop believing in your own ability to make history, even if your own supporters are telling you it’s impossible, and even if some of your best players aren’t available for the big night.

The PN should take heart from Jürgen Klopp pre-match battlecry - “If we can do it, wonderful, and if not, then we must fail in the most beautiful way”.

3. ... even if the other team has the best player in the world

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Labour is led by Joseph Muscat, the greatest electoral force of nature Malta has ever seen.

So what? Barcelona had Lionel Messi, who many believe is the greatest football player to ever walk the planet!

4. And even if turncoats are fighting for the other side

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It is only natural for PN supporters to feel at least slightly disheartened when they see people who once plumped for them now singing Joseph Muscat’s praises in public.

Well, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho were both Liverpool heroes, but that didn’t intimidate the Reds.

5. You need to work as a team to win

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Some of Liverpool's best forward players, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita, were all unavailable last night, while Andy Robertson had to be hauled off on the stroke of half-time. However, their teammates showed no fear and stepped up to the plate.

The PN should take some lessons from this. They have no chance of winning if only the leader's star players are on the field, but they need everyone on board.

6. Being inclusive of foreigners is not a bad idea

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Seriously, PN; stop making enemies out of Malta’s foreign population with your anti-migrant rhetoric and try to bring them on their side.

After all, the scorers of Liverpool’s four goals were Gini Wijandlum and Divock Origi, both of whom are descendants of African migrants.

7. An inspiring leader can work wonders

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The party’s leader should be front and centre and leading his troops into battle, and not taking a backseat and insisting the election isn't a choice between himself and Joseph Muscat. Just look at what Jürgen Klopp told his team in the dressing room.

“Boys, believe… with Anfield behind us, trust me guys, we can do it. We did it once against Dortmund, we can do it tonight. Just show fucking balls tonight”

Liverpool were superb all night, but what really undid Barcelona was a moment of corner magic from 20-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold, who managed to trick the entire Barca defence.

The PN should take inspiration from Alexander-Arnold and start seriously trusting youths to come up with inspirational policies that will catch Labour completely off guard.

8. You need youths to come up with innovative ideas

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Liverpool were superb all night, but what really undid Barcelona was a moment of corner magic from 20-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold, who managed to trick the entire Barca defence.

The PN should take inspiration from Alexander-Arnold and start seriously trusting youths to come up with inspirational policies that will catch Labour completely off guard.

9. Stop the leaks!

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Liverpool went into the game knowing they couldn’t afford to concede a single goal all night. Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip, and of course the superb Alisson, expertly marshalled the defence and didn’t succumb to the intense pressure at the end of the game.

The PN is leakier than a sieve and not even its leader’s personal phone is safe. Only when it sorts this out can it start dreaming of bigger and better things.

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Tim Diacono

Tim Diacono tends to clam up when asked to describe himself. You can contact him on [email protected]

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