- Oct 3, 2010
Not a bad draw at home at least
I think the more Sahin plays, and plays well the more he will want to stay here. I think in the end it will be up to him.Bloody amazing game from the kids, the future is bright.
Sahin and Assaidi terrific acquirements in the window,keeping Sahin might be harder after tonight.
Got to agree with CBGC some senior players will be looking over their shoulders based on some performances tonight, and so they should be.
I take it you purposely left out Henderson to represent your critique of him.My thoughts on the Squad:
Brad Jones - He mad some big saves, I missed the first goal so can't comment on that one. Dealt with some crosses. I'm quite happy with the performance, well done.
Wisdom - very solid performance
Carra - Very good, took a lot of criticism but he dealt well with Lukaku, guided the youngsters well.
Coates - Great game, didn't put a wrong foot.
Robinson - See above, he and Coates were the 2 best defenders in a very solid back 4 today.
Assaidi - skinned Dawson time and time again, he looked fantastic. On that performance I think we'll see him starting very soon, either giving Sterling or Borini a much needed rest. He'd probably be my MOTM except for...
Sahin - 2 good goals, played a tidy match, looked like a very classy player who deserves to start. First goal was a rocket that maybe should have been saved, 2nd was a great run and fine finish. He tackled well, did really well as a deep lying midfielder. MOTM.
Pacheco - To me, he did the most for himself and his LFC career then anyone tonight. Here's a player whose LFC career I figured was over a good year ago. He didn't do too much to impress in preseason and was pretty anonymous playing out of position against Young Boys. I thought he was fantastic today and showed BR he can play in the system, worked really hard, tracked back and tackled well, great quick passing, ran forward and had some excellent chances. I'm very happy for him and I think on this performance he's made staked a claim for more playing time.
Downing - the man who did the least for himself, he failed to really make an impact on a team populated by kids. While he wasn't awful, he just didn't fit in. While Assaidi was marvelous on one side and just whipped in quality crosses, Downing seemed to dribble a bit and kick poor wasteful crosses out of desperation. He hasn't shown he's got the quality to be in the starting 11 and now the youngsters are completely showing him up.
Yesil - Pretty good debut, loads of confidence, seems like he wants to take everyone on. He was pretty good but more importantly showed potential. I think we'll see more of him this season.
Suso - Great run to create the goal, immediate impact. He looked very good during his time. He'll play a good amount this season.
Sinclair - congrats at being the youngest player to feature for LFC, didn't look out of place, didn't need to do too much. He almost got through alone at one point.
And Brendan Rogers - Love that he played though youth and it paid off. They seem to really take to the system very well, better then the senior team in fact. That's very good for the future.
Very pleased with this result.