I have not had time to put my fingers on the keyboard over the last few games but we did have two nice wins, with two very solid clean sheets. The Aston Villa game was extremely odd because we normally find that a tough ground to go to but it was actually the easiest three points we have had in a good while. Perhaps they got us confused with Man United, as they usually lay down for them. With Darren Bent out of the line up they were devoid of any real attacking threat so I was hopeful we would go at them from the start.
This was a very odd game because we scored two goals from corner kicks. Shelvey played his part in the first goal and it was nice to see the youngster playing well. He did seem to tire and doesn't tackle much but overall he was very solid on the ball. Bellers delivered a great ball for the second goal after scoring our first and continues to impress. He just brings a different dimension to the team as he is so direct. I also really enjoy watching him track back as he works so hard for the team.
Once we went up by two goals I felt Villa might get back into it but that never happened. We should and could have scored more goals but due to some wasteful finishing, good goalkeeping and the post, we didn't. A score line of 5 or 6 would not have flattered us. Our best player on the field was Glen Johnson, he was the total package. He defended well, attacked well and was just all over the park. Bellamy was our second best player but really everyone can be very proud of their effort.
In other news, the FA's independent panel has just given Suarez with an incredible eight-game ban. Liverpool FC's statement on the situation put it very well. The person who penned that should be very proud of themselves. Of course, the media will believe everything the FA tells them.
Liverpool FC players, managers and supporters excel when we are backed up against a wall and the FA appear to be persecuting Suarez. I firmly believe that this would not have happened if the same charge had been made against an Englishmen. Liverpool should take this decision to the highest of courts to clear his name.
Two of my more favorite pieces from the Liverpool FC statement:
"We would also like to know when the FA intend to charge Patrice Evra with making abusive remarks to an opponent after he admitted himself in his evidence to insulting Luis Suarez in Spanish in the most objectionable of terms. Luis, to his credit, actually told the FA he had not heard the insult.
"It is also our opinion that the accusation by this particular player was not credible - certainly no more credible than his prior unfounded accusations."
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