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.
Sometimes you just have to hold up your hands and say it' snot going to be your year. I'm have been very depressed over the last 4 to 5 weeks because of Liverpool and my wife finally had enough the other day and said "you just got to write this season off." As much as it pains me to admit it I believe she is right.
Nothing the manager tries seems to work lately and even when we batter teams we still don't win, see Lyon and B'ham. Injuries have not helped the cause but even when Torres and Gerrard were playing we were still not very good.
Lucas and Masch bossed the midffield but Kuyt had one of his worst games for us this season. Actually he has not been performing very well of late. Johnson was fantastic going forward but I think he was at fault for his defending on their first goal. I'm not quite sure how the second goal went in but it was a fantastic strike. Liverpool should have been a few in front by then with Lucas wasting a fantastic chance inside the box. Lucas had a good game but he really just needs to improve his goal scoring.
The second half was one way traffic and I can't believe we only had one goal, which was a pk that should not have been given. David Ngog is a nice player and he seems like a nice lad but he should not have gone to ground so easily. Some of the comments after the match were funny from hard men like Lee Carsley. Some of his tackles (not on Monday) have an been an embarrassment to his family so he should keep his mouth shut. A clear pk was turned down by the ref moments before for a handball so justice was done. I'm just very disappointed that we could not get a third. I knew it would not be our day when Gerrard headed a cross by Johnson off the post and wide. He should have scored and we would have gone on and won the match.
Hopefully the international break will give us some time to get players well.