October 26, 2009
The Liverpool players seemed to play with a real belief from the first whistle to the last, although the last 15 minutes of normal time and the 5 minutes of injury time(not sure where the ref got 5 minutes from,) was very nerve racking. Every time a United player went to ground the decision seemed to go for them. They had quite free kicks in dangerous positions and I was happy that certain number #7 was playing in Spain.
Liverpool seemed to have a balance in the team that was missing in recent weeks and our Brazilian left sided midfielder really helped the side. His dead balls and work rate were very good all day long. Yossi was popping up everywhere and really running at the United defense. Of course, Kuyt worked so hard but the battle was won the middle of the park. Our pair of Lucas and Masch dominated their central midfielders. Glen Johnson was a solid right back with Agger and Carragher doing a job on Rooney and Berbatov
October 21, 2009
Liverpool played much better against Lyon than they did against Sunderland on Saturday but the outcome was still the same as it was been in the last four games; ending in defeat. This is the first time in 22 years that we have lost four games on the trot. As the song goes, this is the wind and the rain portion of following our club.
It is amazing to me how many emails I get from you so called supporters criticizing Rafa. People have short memories, or perhaps they have only started supporting Liverpool after those six minutes in 2005, but we were a very poor side and didn't expect to qualify for the knock out stages of the Champions League every season.
Rafa has raised expectations so greatly it is difficult to match them. He has made some decisions in the transfer market that have not worked out, see Ryan Babel and Dossena but in my opinion he is still the main man. If we can just stick behind him and this crop of players I think we can turn it around.
October 5, 2009
That was a great week of football wasn’t it. Liverpool were completely played off the park in Italy and deserved to go down 2-0 defeat . As Rafa said it was one of the worst displays I had seen in a long time from Liverpool and the worst display I had seen in the Champions League under Rafa (and yes that does include the game at home when Leto played for us, believe that was Marsalle)