Same old story for Liverpool at "fortress" Anfield as another two points slipped away by the worst away team in the league, Man City.
Liverpool's lack of creativity in the middle of the park cost us on this occassion. With Alonso suspended and Gerrard hurt the pairing of Mascherano and Lucas just didnt' work. Neither one of them as much creativity in them so we did well at snuffing out much of City's attacking play but we really struggled to create much in their box. Of course, if we had players that gambled more in the box, like Riera we would have been a couple of goals up at the break. As it was they scoreline at half-time was a very typical 0-0.
Torres was lively as was Yossi, who has been our best player in recent weeks. It was no surprise that Bellemy scored against us, his initial shot was weak but it took a cruel deflection and went in, very similiar to the Everton cup tie goal. Over the next 15-20 minutes City looked the better side but eventually we wrestled control of the game and got back into it when Kuyt scored. In the end we could and should have won it with Given made a good save from Kuyt and Yossi. The ref also missed a handball but it wasn't our day.
We are simply not good enough at the moment.
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