Finally. Finally not just a win but an away win and a pretty convincing one at that. Liverpool were not perfect and at the start of the second half we were under pressure but my goodness we were 10 times better then against Wolves at Anfield. They team actually looked like they wanted to pass the ball up the field rather then boot it up the pitch.
Dalglish has improved the style of play and the tactics. It seems that the shackles are off the midfielders, with all of them beyond Torres at some point during the game. We would not have seen this under the rigid 4-4-2 formation that our previous manager kept going with. It was great to have Agger back in the middle of the defence. I think that if stayed on in the second half in the derby we would have won at a canter (and if the ref opened his eyes).
No one shined more than Lucas and Miereles in the middle of the park with Torres also working hard for the team, as Kenny pointed out. Lucas has been our player of the season so far. Anyone who doesn't think so has not been watching us and/or gets their LFC information from the same people who thought Rafa did a poor job. He was great again. Of course, Miereless had his best game for LFC with a cracker of a second goal and fine pass for the first and his work rate was fantastic. Our third goal was a 30 pass move, spoiled by Kuyt at the end, but for once the ball broke well for us and Torres finished it off. I still don’t' think Johnson is a left back but I'm pleased Kelly is keeping his place.
Kenny has spoken sense in every press conference and he wants to get back to the Liverpool way and thank goodness for that.
A quick note, just so everyone knows I do complain about the ref when we win but Atkinson on Saturday was terrible, again. Every time Torres went to ground he turned a blind eye. Lucas would move towards one of their players and it was a foul. The guy does not like Torres and Liverpool. He is awful.
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