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Posted by Kevin Brodie on 04/18/2012

Well they used to say that the only thing certain in life is Death and Taxes but I think they can add a third pillar, Liverpool beat Everton at Wembly.

Neither team were good in the first half. We started very bright but slowly, like many of our performances this season, we failed to capitalize on that superiority and Everton started to work their way into the game. Their goal was well taken after some you take it, I take it from Agger and Carragher. Liverpool rarely threatened after that in the first but half but neither did Everton. I was shocked that they didn't knock more and more high balls into the box for Cahill to foul his way towards a goal. Everton had a fantastic opportunity to hit us while we were down but failed to do so.

Dalglish switched Downing and Henderson a few minutes before the half ended and kept them that way at the start of the half. That paid off straight away as Downing whipped in the cross of the match, only for Carroll to somehow miss wide. I thought it was not going to be our day. Carroll and Suarez were starting to throw themselves about more and Downing was enjoying himself against Baines. Henderson also seemed to improve on the left but the game changed when Distin played in Suarez after a horrible back pass. Suarez had a great deal of work to do but he took his chance so well. Looking back on the match, we were in charge from that point on but I was still very nervous. Carroll had a few good chances, one after clever play from Agger and Maxi saw his shot go just wide. Once Maxi and Bellamy came on we really started to turn the screw. Gerrard was tripped by Coleman, who should have gone for a second bookable offense but it mattered not when Carroll headed home from Bellamy's cross. Liverpool could and should have added to their lead after some great play from Suarez found Maxi at the back post only to see his shot hit the post. Liverpool did very well in what could have been a nervy 4 minutes of extra time, with Everton only lumping it into the box one time.

Fantastic result for the players, managers and supporters. Credit to the blue half for observing the minute's silence before the match. Was great to see the supporters mingling on the way into the ground.

Winner was the city on the day.

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Kevin Brodie Kevin Brodie has been fortunate enough to see some of Liverpool’s greatest teams and players in action over the last 35 years. Reds fans are spoiled for choice in trying to pick their favourite memory. The best early memory I have of watching Liverpool in person was our 7-0 thrashing of Spurs, with the 7th goal being a thing of beauty. Watching us in 89 lift the FA Cup after the terrible disaster at Hillsborough was also very special. My favourite Liverpool moment on the TV has to be the Champions League final in 2005. It was a day I will never forget.

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