Monday, October 26, 2009

Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd: Rafa bounces back

At the end of the storm, as the lyrics to the club's anthem go, there's a golden sky. There certainly was on this occasion, courtesy of Liverpool's answer to the Sunshine Kid, Fernando Torres. Even deprived of their equivalent to Butch Cassidy, Steven Gerrard, one gunslinger was enough to shoot Liverpool out of a particularly dangerous corner. Four successive defeats had made for tempestuous times at Anfield, but a sunny day on Merseyside concluded with the scalp Liverpool prize most: that of Manchester United.
Fernando Torres lashes home Liverpool's first against Manchester United.
David Ngog is joined in celebration by Jose Reina after putting the game against Manchester United beyond any doubt.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Jamie Carragher - An absolutely immense performance that suggested reports of Carragher's demise were somewhat premature. Although deservedly booked for his foul on Owen, he blocked and tackled with huge determination throughout.
LIVERPOOL VERDICT: It is hard to exaggerate the importance of the result, not least for Benitez himself. It was a first clean sheet of the season against high-calibre opposition and a first victory against a side likely to finish in the top eight. Significantly, the spine of the side had a solidity again. The improvement in midfield, where Lucas surely had his best game of the season, was vital while Benayoun confirmed he has graduated from fringe player to first choice. Ferguson admitted afterwards that Liverpool were a "wounded animal". It is often when they are at their most dangerous.
MANCHESTER UNITED VERDICT: Even Ferguson admitted: "Liverpool were the better team." That reflected upon a substandard United display. Even without Fletcher, Ferguson may have been better off reverting to the 4-5-1 formation he has used successfully against Arsenal, Besiktas and CSKA Moscow or selecting the more energetic Anderson instead of Scholes. Jonny Evans' case to displace either Ferdinand or Vidic was enhanced by the failings of the preferred pairing.
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en_me said...

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bozzobattousai said...

en me,
gile liverpool...