I don't think we could have hand picked a better game to come on the heels of our most disappointing display of the season. Home to a struggling Blackburn team was an ideal game. Once Big Sam decided to play Samba up front and leave his only striker on the bench the advantage was with us. Once the Liverpool starting 11 was produced I was relieved to see Gerrard not in the team. Personally I would have him on the bench again on Tuesday night.
Carragher led the troops out and a superb gesture by Blackburn's Stephen Warnock (ex red) as he placed a wreath of flowers at the foot of the kop that said "96" prior to kick-off. After a fantastically observed minute of silence the game was under way. Once Carragher's early ball picked out Torres he only had one thing on his mind. His swivel and volley left Robinson dead and the route was on. Once I sat down from celebrating I begged us to keep going and we did. Liverpool were in fine form with Mascherano at the heart of everything. Alonso was pulling the strings and their was not a bad player on the pitch. Kuyt should have made it two from a fine cross from Insua. Torres then got on the end of an Alonso cross and the game seemed beyond Blackburn. I'm not quite sure how it took us until the 80th plus minute mark to add a third but Agger's goal was a candidate for goal of the month, while Torres opener was a candidate for goal of the season. Ngog added a fourth when Carragher's cross found Lucas who smartly headed back across his goal for Ngog to tap in with his head.
A job done but with the jammy group from Manchester winning ugly again it seems as if time is running out. We just need to keep going as who knows what will happen. The Arsenal game a week from tomorrow will be key.
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