In between the lines
- Jul 10, 2007
Gutted to lose, but we played some lovely stuff. A few moments where we lacked concentration has cost us dearly.
take it away guys
take it away guys
Well, FWIW, we will have the likes of Sahin and Suso available the rest of the season (knock on wood) so they should help us crack defenses open a bit. I think the inclusion of Downing gave us a bit of a different style than we'd normally see, though I will give him credit for generally having a very good game. 2 chances in particular, the give n go and then his shot at the end...could have really helped out his reputation.All in all, this could be a bad omen. Udinese sat back with most of their players behind the ball, much like a bottom half premier league team would, and we couldn't crack the nut. The only consolation is that this wasn't our first team.
This echoes what I said in the in-match thread, although it's hard to take, when you're only putting 1 of 3 chances on target, you don't deserve a whole lot; we need to be much more clinical than that.21 attempts from LFC, 7 on goal, two goals.
7 attempts from Udinese, 3 attempts on goal, three goals. That says it all I think.
I kindof liked seeing that reaction from him, how bout you? An angry, aggressive Jordan, is just such a better player. I think it was the game against YBB where he really was bossing the center and for the first time in his Liverpool career actually reminded me of the U-21 England Captain, Jordan Henderson...rather than Liverpool's Henderson.Henderson didnt look happy at being taken off either I thought.
Yup, those days are gone for the time being. We'll have to be really patient before seeing anything of that again...I miss the days of Fortress Anfield.
Out of the 3, Henderson was the least influential and was going to come for Gerrard the moment he began warming up. He kept possession well today, but offers nothing going forward and is half the defensive player of Allen. Concerned with Borini.Played some good stuff, first half in particular. When are we going to keep a clean sheet? Poor defending for all 3 goals. Johnson strolling for the first one. Good ball in for the second but should Coates be ducking under it at the last second maybe. Third one Stevie gives it away twice but a great finish. Just watching Brendans post match and he said we were " lazy " for 20 mins and lacked concentration.
Made a game of it after that and finished strongly. Downing did ok but needs more steel and end product. Henderson didnt look happy at being taken off either I thought.