Sunday, August 27, 2006

Liverpool 2 - 1 West Ham Utd

Good Goal from Agger

Just when I thought Liverpool was going into the half trailing by 1 - 0 to WHU, a thunderous strike from Daniel Agger put us even!! Minutes later, Crouch put us ahead. 2 - 1.

Great for Liverpool to notch up the first win of the season, 3 points. Merseyside derby against the Everton this weekend, then an away game to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A string of tough fixtures for Liverpool.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sheffield United 1 - 1 Liverpool

Fowler Scores the Penalty to salvage a point for Pool

Sheffield Utd did very well for their top flight debut against Liverpool in the EPL season opening match. They weren't over-rawed by the atmosphere & did their job well. I thought they were the better side in the first half.

The starting line-up by Rafael Benitez baffled me, why was Crouch & Finnan on the bench instead of in the starting line-up? We could have had more options upfront with Bellamy & Crouch. Besides, Crouch should be on a high after scoring 2 goals in the England international friendly. Maybe Benitez wanted to rest Crouch for the CL game next week.

Fowler looked jaded & tired during the game, was expecting more from him though. He missed a few good chances in front of goal. Fabio Aurelio seems to have fitted very well with the rest of the team; the only blemish of his good performance was his lapse on concentration - resulting in the goal from Hulse early in the 2nd half.

Riise & Carra were both substituted early in the first half due to ankle injuries. Both are doubtful for the return leg in Kiev for the CL qualifier against Haifa. Let's just hope they recover in time for the away game at Chelsea 3 weeks from now.

Not the best start to the new season, a controversial penalty to salvage a point against the newly-promoted side. We can & will do better!!!!!

You Never Walk Alone !!!!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Liverpool 2 - 1 Chelsea
(FA Community Shield)

Carra & Gerrard lifts The Shield

Liverpool won, the better team outdone the team with the monies - Chelsea!!

No matter what Jose Mourinho says about Liverpool's not being a threat to his multi-billion squad, fact remains. We have beaten them time and again & collected the silverware. That worm claimed that the team is physically not ready?? What's an EPL team when you are not ready for the toughest league beginning in 6 days' time??

Liverpool's new trial line-up looks good. Without Hyypia, Gerrard, Alonso & Bellamy in the 1st half; the squad looked solid with Momo Sissoko, Carra, Agger, Riise, Pennant, Garcia & Crouch in charge. We played a good game, stuck to our guns. Chelsea, on the other hand, looked lacklustre. No brillance from Terry, Lampard, Robben & gang. They must be missing Claude & Joe Cole. Ballack had to limp off the field early, due to an injury too.

The win certainly boosted our confidence, with the upcoming league game against Sheffield United & the return leg tie with Haifa for the Champions League (which would be played in Kiev).

Good start to the competitive season, Liverpool!! You Never Walk Alone!!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Liverpool 2 - 1 Maccabi Haifa

Late Goal from newbie seals the slender advantage

I have to blog about the win notched up by Liverpool for the CL qualifers.

I know I haven't been writing, that's because work was darn hell these days, with the integration & all, i spent my National Day in the dirty & stuffy whse searching for cargo bound for exportation. My weekends were burnt too.

Nonetheless, EPL is returning next weekend!! I can't wait....the Community Shield is next, in another 50 mins!!!