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.
Liverpool battled on and Torres equalized with a fine strike. I thought we would go on and win the game...The second half was something from the twilight zone. Liverpool were bloody awful. No one took responsibility, no one wanted the ball..Once Torres came off I said well 1-1 won't be that bad..Little did I know that we could gift Fulham a second goal and the referee would make two terrible decision.s How he let their players kick Torres all over the park in the first half..and then send Deggen off for his first foul is beyond me. Carragher's was not a red card either..he got the ball and Zamora was offside..but the way the soccer gods are going the ref got it all wrong. Personally I don't think we would have come back anyway we were just to poor on the day.
Rafa has it all to do and I was very angry at the end of the match. It has just not been fun watching them this year.