Well that was very sweet was it not? I'm not sure which picture of the match was the most enjoyable. The sight of Glenn Johnson looking back at his team-mates after the goal, the sight of big John Terry sliding on his bum as the ball rolled into the side netting or perhaps the sight of Torres smiling to his ex-Liverpool team-mates after the game, which must have incensed the Chelsea faithful.
I have to say I was really pleased to see both Maxi and Bells put into the starting 11 at the expense of Downing and Carroll. It seemed Downing knew the chop was coming as he was in the papers a great deal this week talking about how his time had come. Of course, I still think he will be playing more than not, but it was nice to see Kenny go with the players who been playing well when given a chance.
Liverpool were buzzing around the place in the first half, led by the Man of the Match in Lucas. He was all around the pitch, making great tackles and doing the simple things with the ball. However he was not the only one. Charlie Adam was much better and played a big part in all three goals. He made a great tackle on Mikel for the first, totally switched off for Chelsea's goal, which is something he desperately needs to improve on, and gave a fantastic ball to Johnson for our winner. His corner kicks and free kicks were also poor, but in general his all round play was quite good.
As with many of Liverpool's games this season, it was a game of two half's. We bossed the first half completely, although Chelsea did come quite close to scoring from a well struck Drogba free kick. Our goal was very well worked with Bells doing the right thing by playing in Maxi. Suarez and Bells were a thorn in the side of Chelsea and both of those two small men must be horribly annoying to play again. It's about time we had a few of those types of players.
I thought we finally started to deal with Chelsea in the second half when Henderson was introduced. I might have opted to take off Suarez instead of Bells, however, it must be almost impossible to take of little Luis. Downing came on for the impressive Maxi and it's great to see that we have two and three players at many positions. Kenny had a big decision to make with Jamie being fit and he made it by only putting him on the bench. I believe Kenny got this right.
When Chelsea's manager put on our ex-players I have to admit I feared the worst. I will be like that as long as Torres is playing for them, which made it even sweeter that they were on the pitch and Johnson scored the winner. My kids nearly lost their breakfast when that ball hit the back of the net the screaming was so loud in my house. A very enjoyable Sunday morning!
Finally a note about the traveling Kop, what a fantastic job those supporters did of showing the TV audience what it's like to sing and shout non stop for 90 minutes. Well done lads.