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Liverpool FC had another good week at Anfield as they managed to beat Newcastle United 3-0 in a rather relaxing match for the scousers.
Liverpool FC 3-0 Newcastle United
Another Good Week For Liverpool
Well, understandably, being a Liverpool fan, I am ecstatic at Liverpool’s victory over Newcastle this weekend, building up on their demolishing of Birmingham City. The movement in the team was good, the passing was amazing and Liverpool are finally playing as a team.
I’m Happy For: Maxi Rodriguez
This week’s choice for ‘I’m happy for’ is Maxi Rodriguez as he scored another goal to open the scoring for the Reds today. Hopefully his good recent form is enough to convince Kenny Dalglish to keep him at Anfield. Last week’s winner was Luis Suarez after Rodriguez got my vote as man of the match.
Man of the match: Luis Suarez
Reverse of last week’s winners as this week it is Luis Suarez whom gets my vote as man of the match. Luis Suarez managed to bag a goal and even earned the penalty for Dirk Kuyt to convert. That guy is class.
Now Liverpool move up to 5th place and into the European places. So will they be able to maintain their home form? We’ll have to see.
There seems to be a new horizon down at the red half of Merseyside as Liverpool FC seem to have found the team that can strike fear to opponents.
Two Different Attackers
The two strikers at Anfield now are without a doubt nearly completely different players, Luis Suarez offers the skill to dribble and trick past any opponent with an accurate finesse shot whilst Carroll offers the physical side to the game, offering a huge dangers from crosses and set pieces while also having another dimension in his game in scoring big piledrivers from outside the box.
Can They Gel?
My answer to that, definitely. They just need a bit more game time to get used to partnering each other up front, along with that Carroll needs to get back to his full match fitness. Carroll will be even more dangerous should he see the form that we saw against Manchester City just over a week ago.
Team To Challenge?
Well, forget this year. This year has been an absolute nightmare, and all Liverpool FC fans even recognize that as a fact after disastrous results under Roy Hodgson, but Liverpool finally look like a team that can and probably WILL challenge. With a team featuring academy breakthroughs such as John Flanagan, Jack Robinson and the rise in importance of 22 year old midfielder, Jay Spearing.
Kenny Dalglish needs to operate Suarez towards the left side of the attack as Suarez seems to favour the left side, just as we saw against Manchester United in Liverpool’s 3-1 triumph at Anfield. Carroll needs to stay relatively close and shouldn’t have the need to track back as often as he does.
I think we were deserved winners and we played some fantastic football and we had a good day which makes it very enjoyable for us, getting a goal early doors set us on our way and then they started to put us under a bit of pressure, although Pepe wasn’t overworked.
Sums up the performance right there with those lines.
Maxi isn’t a direct replacement for Andy Carroll but he has scored more goals than him just on the one performance. Maxi is a very intelligent footballer and the way all the boys have gone about their work in training has been a real credit to themselves and the way they have adapted to the training.
So that’s our king, Kenny Dalglish reserving some special praise for man of the match, Maxi Rodriguez.
||5 – 0 (HT 2 – 0)
- Maxi Rodríguez 7
- Kuyt 23
- Maxi Rodríguez 66
- Maxi Rodríguez 73
- Cole 86
It was Rodriguez’s day to remember as he recorded his first ever hat-trick for Liverpool FC, but will that keep him at Anfield beyond the summer?
It was a case of the misfiring Liverpool FC players getting time to shine and proving themselves out there today, with Rodriguez and Joe Cole both making good accounts for themselves against Birmingham City.
Rodriguez opened the scoring early on after he made the most after a parry by Birmingham goalie Ben Foster.
Dirk Kuyt then made Liverpool FC 2 up as he took a rebound off the back of a great run by Suarez and then a great save by Foster to take two shots to bundle the ball into the back of the net.
Maxi then grabbed his second goal on the 66 minute mark after a sublime cross from Luis Suarez and a superb run by Kuyt drawing Stephen Carr the opposite direction. Then, the Argentinian wrapped up his treble by taking a shot from outside the box after some good work by Suarez and then he took the rebound and made a composed finish.
Joe Cole (do you remember him?), then provided several feints and fakes before taking a shot which deflected off a Birmingham defender and to cause Birmingham’s stand in keeper after Ben Foster’s injury to let in a rather soft goal.
Two Liverpool Fans Man of The Match
Yes, he didn’t grab a goal for Liverpool FC out there today, but he certainly poised a danger throughout the whole 90 minutes at Anfield. He absolutely destroyed the ball park and made many flicks and tricks as time wore on.
Played a part in 3 goals for Liverpool and was the driving force behind Liverpool’s attacking threat.
Well, nothing’s worse than having the axe potentially hanging over your head, except if another manager comes in saying that they want your job, that’s just annoying
Chelsea manager now has to deal with another ‘threat’ to his managerial position as Benitez has thrown his name into the ring in the chase for the Stamford Bridge hot seat. Although personally, I would think that bringing Benitez would spell downfall for the Blues.
My understanding is that Benitez will come on a huge contract, possibly have 3 good months, and then Chelsea will be in a spiral of decline under Benitez once they are out of the Champions League.
OK, so let’s look at the facts, Benitez has come out asking for a Premier League job, that can only really mean one thing: a big club from the BPL, but with the hotseat at Anfield taken and Alex Ferguson still having several more years, all the websites have said that he is already aiming the hotseat at Chelsea.
I simply can’t understand Benitez. What’s the most annoying part of the situation is that apparently Benitez has even got contacts to talk to Abramovich to remind him that he can get the best out of Fernando Torres. Now THAT’s annoying, Ancelotti’s still manager, you know?
I shall be the first to honestly say that I have booed when Lucas came on or when he had the ball. But this season, the Brazilian midfielder has really come to his own
Whether it be because of Mascherano’s departure from Liverpool or whether it be just a simple case of him stepping it up, Lucas has improved a whole lot this season. His passing is more precise, his tackling definitely more ferocious and he has been the midfield enforcer all season.
Steven Gerrard’s injury woes has even seemed to cause Lucas’ performances to go up, as it seems that he has been taking over the role of the tough tackling and the through passing for the reds.
Not a midfielder who scores that often, but a quality defensive minded midfielder who tracks back for Liverpool, with the Arsenal game being an obvious example. He tracked back to help Jack Robinson and John Flanagan to make the crucial tackles in the game.
So here’s a video of Lucas in action.