I can’t recall such an unrewarding game having so many grating facets to it.
Kenny Dalglish has taken the siege mentality to new depths. He used to be tight lipped, frequently blunt. He’s deteriorated into an obtuse Magic 8 ball with an increasingly threadbare array of wannabe clever dick comments.
He’s not only allowed the victim culture of Merseyside to permeate the football club, he’s wearing it as a badge of honour. I’d be fascinated to know just who, outside of that city he’s impressing. The twit that was waiving a green laser pointer in Benny’s face probably thinks King Kenny rocks.
Mind you, I’d crack up if I was beginning to look like a fat Paul McCartney.
Suarez trailed his hand to catch PNB in the face and then deliberately kicked him in the gut. Yet again only the watching millions and not one of the match officials managed to spot this.
Martin Tyler’s commentary on this wasn’t biased, it was straightforward bizarre. His reaction to this blatant assault was to scoff that Parker had only just made a ‘miraculous recovery’ in relation to a nasty go Charlie Adam had just on him.
8 Self assured, brave in fact all the things you look for in a goal keeper. Or a Lollypop Lady in a particularly rough area.
7 He defended far far better than I can recall. His forward moves amounted to zip but we hired him to defend.
7 Coped with Carroll and just about anything else they had in his stride. It was his kind of game.
7 As ever he added an air of certainty to the back four.
6 Not an amazing performance. The lumping it up turns possession into 50/50 balls. If we could lose those kicks and the crappy throw ins/corners from our game, we’d be in clover.
6 We seem to be getting a different player every time he plays. Last night he didn’t actually do cery much. I’m still unconvinced by him. My fear is he goes from being Dozzell 2.0 to being J**** 3.1 let’s jope not.’
9 “Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…” He ended up covered in cuts with Bugs Bunny’s footprint for an appendix scar.
6 You need to stop diving Gaz and the left wing ought to be your default setting. Naff game all round.
6 Appears to have rediscovered his mojo somewhat but this wasn’t a game he really made a mark upon.
6 He appears have two or three players constantly wrapped round him. Arry needs to shake up our tactic to include him more. Struggling.
4 Word is he won lots of headers.