I had to wait 24 hours after watching Wigan v Liverpool to put "pen to paper". I have only ever walked out of a game once (and that only lasted two minutes before I came back in) -the game was an FA Cup match against Chelsea when we were winning 2-0 and lost 4-2. Our second half display was dreadful that day!
Monday was as close to I have been since then to turning off the TV. During half-time I was at a breaking point with Liverpool. I just couldn't' believe my eyes. Rafa had picked a side very capable of winning at Wigan and they badly let him down. Not only did they let him down, they let themselves and done and most importantly the supporters. The majority of the side who walked off that pitch should be ashamed of themselves. Only a few of them could be somewhat satisfied with their performance.
The second half was a bit better but not much. Liverpool had two very good chances to score and they both fell to Torres but he was not able to convert. Torres tried the entire match and while I was very disappointed that he did not score, he really put the effort in. Mascherano also put in a good performance and he seemed up for the battle. Reina and the big Greek also performed pretty well. I thought Carragher defended well but was awful going forward with the ball. Maxi is another one that I thought did OK
The rest of the players, starting with Gerrard were awful. He looked clumsy throughout and I can't remember a decent thing he did all game. Insua was a joke. He defended and attacked equally poorly. Yossi was running into blind alleys, had some chances to shoot, didn't and when he did they were terrible attempts. The less said about Kuyt the better. Insua got a roasting down his side and his attacking play was non-existent. Johnson made one good tackle when he came on but he was back to his pre-injured form pretty quickly, which, my friends, is not a compliment. If England think they are going to win the World Cup with him at right-back they are kidding themselves.
When Alberto came on he looked quick, as did Babel but perhaps that is because everyone else looked so slow!
And finally about our manager, he picked a team good enough to win but the players were not up to the job. Perhaps it's time that he started giving others a game, they can't be any worse than the group of players on Monday. All that being said I still believe in him!
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