November 30, 2009
Liverpool were far from their best on Sunday as an attacking threat but defensively we were the superior side and capitalized on a mistake by Yobo for the second and got a deflected goal for our first (our first deflected goal that I can remember in some time).
It's really too bad that Everton can't play with the same heart, determination when they face Man United. I watched that game and Everton frankly lay down and gave United all the time in the world.
November 23, 2009
In bed early on Friday night as it has been two long weeks with out a Liverpool game. The alarm was set at 430 am so I could get up and make a cup of coffee for the 4:45 am. kick off. People think I'm crazy but on a completely personal level I enjoy the early kick off's as I can watch the game with out feeling like I'm taking time away from the kids. The downside of the early games is that if we don't win it makes for an awfully long day of stewing on the result.
2-2 was a fair result. City played well for about 20 minutes which was enough to share the spoils at Anfield.
November 11, 2009
I'm not sure again how Liverpool failed to beat Birmingham last Monday. Rarely does a team have so much of the ball, have so many clear chances, score two goals but really fail to test a keeper. Liverpool dominated this game from start to finish but again ended up not on the winning side. Not only did we not win but Torres injury didn't see him in the squad and we lost arguably our best player of the season for 3-4 weeks in yossi Benyou. The lively Albert Rierra also limped off with a hamstring injury just seconds before B'ham took an unbelievable lead.
November 2, 2009
This is getting old. I'm not sure what Liverpool did to upset off the soccer gods but whatever it was it must have been bad. I couldn't' believe the team sheet on Saturday morning. Missing from the squad was Skrtel, Agger, Rierra, Gerrard, Auerilo and Ngog. I just couldn't believe how many forced changes we had.
Everyone knows that I'm a huge Rafa supporter. We need Rafa more then he needs us but this was not one of his better games. I have no problem with him taking off Torres after 60 minutes but his decision to remove Yossi was a surprise. Surely Kuyt was the better option, Kuyt had a very poor game and looked tired. The other beef I have with this team was that Vornonin was in it. He was terrible and is simply not good enough to start an away league match. I would have rather seen Yossi behind Torres and even Babel out left. Babel was awful again by the way.
Liverpool actually dominated the first 25 minutes of this match. Fulham barely got out of their own half. For all possession we didn't have that many clear chances at goal. Although Degen was finding some joy down the right, his final ball was not great. Finally an opening did arrive as Yossi took the ball down well but his shot hit the post. Of course, the way the games are going for us we found ourselves a goal behind from Fulhams first attack. Poor marketing from our Greek center back and a lazy Insua allowed Zamora to tap it in.