Liverpool

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Pic. Look at those wonderful fans celebrating Robin's winner. They made more noise than the scallies. Hope all of you at home were as chirpy? Pic. Courtesy of Daily Mail.

I think it may be fair to suggest that at last, Liverpool have been repaid for our mugging in the FA Cup final of 2001. Mugging the mugsmashers rarely tasted this sweet. Better still, a win from a goal that Alex and Robin had rehearsed so well against Everton some time back. Truly a class act. And Robin kissing Alex's right boot, an extra special bit of joy.

In what might be referred to as an interesting game, Ches’s performance possibly ranked above Robin’s. Ches seemed to save about 22, Robin only scored two.

How about that “penalty”? Suarez is more than an annoying little swine but in fairness he was giving Kos and TV one hell of a roasting (as indeed was the scallie attack giving our midfield and both backs a very hard time) so when he went through and blatantly dived having lost control, it wasn’t very clever for Mark Halsey to award a spot kick. Halsey’s a ref I’ve always had a lot of time for…remember him reversing a penalty at Craven Cottage many seasons back?...but this time he got well conned. Ches however made his own justice. A double save that may well qualify for save of the season.

We were getting hit from all sides but seemed to be holding out reasonably well until yet another “lose the ball upfield, lope back and watch them score.” As per last week against the spuds, Gibbs appeared to have learned tracking back at the school of Dr Denilson. Not that it should have mattered as badly as it did, but Kos had a brain fart and did what no scallie forward could do, namely beat Ches and the woodwork.

So what a lovely surprise it was for Chewbacca to lay on that oh so precise cross for Robin. “5 foot 10 ½ inches high, 6 yards out and central please Bac” may well have been the call from Robin. That was sweet.

Half time arrived with us level, just, and time for a nerve settling cuppa. Nowhere near our league performance of recent weeks…bit too much resemblance to the cups. And that ain’t funny.

Nor is Mikel taking a count of well over 100. It looked an accident as his half turned head was caught on the jaw by Henderson’s shoulder. Ouch. Later reports suggest “only” a severe concussion. Considering it looked like he may have broken his neck, hopefully this is good news.

Abou Diaby comes on for the first time in months and has a lovely first touch and an optimistic shot which was on target. That’s an improvement on most other shots we’ve had so welcome back Abou.

And 30 minutes later, Abou gets substituted. He did seem to disappear after about 10 minutes so hopefully it’s just the pace and not another injury. The Ox comes on as does Vinho and we look slightly more dangerous, albeit nothing to write home about.

I think the stats are going to show that for the first time this year, our passing accuracy was worse than the opposition. But our shooting (OK, Robin’s) is rather special. That was fun and no Eboue to give them an equalizer in the 99th minute!

Now for the small matter of hauling back 4 goals on Tuesday to continue the chase for a bit of silver. Keep the faith!

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Shane Skinner's picture
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So happy about this result... Haha! Now just 5 goals to take down AC Milan mid-week!

navin's picture
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Postpone St. Totteringham day.It will not be celebrated at W---e F--t L==e.

mabone 99's picture
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this is Character would have been awesome if all the players on the scoring sheet had score on the right goal 3-0 haha

mabone 99's picture
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man of the match by far Szczesny
RVP played his part excellent as usual top scorer by far