Its all very simple
Play football like we played against Roma, Leeds (away) and Ispwich (Away) - Win win win win win
Play like midseason - Draw at home, draw at home, lose away etc.
As long as we play positive football. It doesn't matter if we have to grind out a result in the occasional odd matches, as long as we play positively overall and recognize the need to eek out an occasional draw if our form on that day is not up to form.
As I said, we win more matches by being positive cos our defence is fantastic. It was not the same when we were under Evans when being positive means we have to concede lots of goals and draw 3-3.
Yes we are developing, and when a child grow up, you dun stifle his development by making his just simply do his homework silently day in day out, you have to encourage his talents and let him take a few risks.
Houllier says he is the developing the team, what is so difficult about playing positively. (Of cos there must be discipline in defence).
Two seasons ago, we were stifling our team, where did it get us? NOWHERE! What did it made our team? Boring! Forget about the Cups, the EPL is the Real McCoy.
This season, we played some positive football in two patches, where did it get us? TOP each time! Had we played positive football the whole season, where will it get us? 15 points clear!
Had negative football brings us the EPL, then I won't complain. No dun compare us with George Graham's Arsenal, BLackburn or LEeds. Arsenal is ARsenal, blackburn is blackburn, Leeds is Leeds, Liverpool is Liverpool, just look at our record for the past 3 seasons, which I did above. Far more teams won the EPL by being positive then being negative.
About Fowler and Heskey, there is no doubt Heskey is a great player as long as we dun make Heskey the ONLY outlet of long balls or an "out and out goalscorer" we watched Heskey and Smicer switching flanks in a 4-3-3 system against Roma, then we watched Heskey getting a ball from the wings and crossing to Smicer against Chelsea. Etc. His first touch and shooting is not the best, but his running with the ball is devestating. If we can play so well with 4-3-3. Why not play that formation week in week out. We have great pseudo winger-strikers in Heskey, Smicer, Barmby, Berger. Then one more place will enable Litmanen to drop back and dictate matches at will. Just look at Wiltord - Bergkamp - Pires (what a pity)/Henry in the last few matches. Devestating positive football at its best. Look at Arsenal, Bergkamp lack of pace isn't a hinderance to the attack, but giving the ball to Bergkamp, he is able to drop back get the ball and pick up runners like Henry, Wiltord, Lundberg with his superb passes, same for Litmanen. The 4-4-2 formation doesn't fully work for Liverpool becos of the lack of true wingers and attacking fullbacks. We would tire cos certain players will not adapt to the 4-4-2 tactics. If we have British players like the Man U midfield, it would be ideal to play 4-4-2. But our midfield is more continental with Hamann, Smicer, Berger. It seems like the 4-4-2 is hampering us rather then aiding us in many matches.
and by 4-3-3 we are sacificing very little in midfield cos we have great ball winners in Hamann and Gerrard, but we are inputing A LOT in attack. We will not be caught out either cos our full back do not attack. It would be playing to our strengths in defence while creating totaly anarchy to the opposition defences with out three prong attack with two runners from midfield. (Think of Edu and Lundberg running from midfield for Arsenal)
Of cos I believe our players are better then Arsenal due to our superb defence. Had we played like Arsenal, we will be tops cos our defence and Dudek would definately keep more clean sheets then them.