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LIVERPOOL BACK DOWN TO EARTH WITH A BANG AFTER 3-0 HOME DEFEAT TO WEST HAM...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

LIVERPOOL DESTROY CHELSEA 4-1 AT ANFIELD

Liverpool players congratulate Danny Agger on his goal

Revenge was in the air tonight at Anfield.
Kenny Dalglish's team were determined to make Chelsea pay for the FA Cup Final defeat at Wembley last Saturday.

The home side attacked Chelsea from the start, a big change in approach from the weekend, and it paid off after 19 minutes when Luis Suarez ran into the box from the right and crossed the ball which Michael Essien deflected into his own net to give Liverpool the lead.

Six minutes later John Terry slipped to allow Jordan Henderson run through to score his second League goal of the Season with a crisp drive past Ross Turnbull.

Liverpool's Carroll and Suarez were tormenting the Chelsea rear-guard and Andy Carroll headed on a corner to Daniel Agger to head home his first Premier League goal of the Season on 29 minutes, to leave Liverpool 3-0 up after half an hour.

The Reds totally dominated the first half and should have made it four after Andy Carroll was fouled in the box by Ivanovic to concede a penalty.
Strangely, Stuart Downing stepped up to take the kick in injury-time, and he duly blasted the ball against the bottom of the upright with Turnbull going the other way.

The second-half began brightly, but it was Chelsea who scored with that man , Ramires scoring from a Chelsea corner to send a few shivers up Anfield spines on 50 mins.

However, Liverpool continued to charge forward and a disasterous kick by Chelsea goal-keeper Ross Turnbull fell to Johnjo Shelvey 30 yards out and he made no mistake with a great volley into an empty net for his first Premier League goal for Liverpool on 61 minutes making it 4-1 to the home-team.

Liverpool continued to make all the running defending well, dominating midfield and putting the Chelsea defence under all sorts of pressure refusing to their opponents a chance to get back into the game.

Kenny Dalglish made two substitutions in the 83rd minute; Kuyt replaced Downing and young Raheem Sterling came on for Maxi, who graciously waved goodbye to the croud as he came off, the Argentine showing that he will be moving on at the end of the season.

17 year-old Sterling nearly came up with his dream-goal but his snap-shot flew high and wide.

There was still time for Andy Carroll to get the goal his all-round display deserved, but he shinned a great cross by Glen Johnson wide.

So, 4-1 it ended infront of the Anfield crowd and even though we are only eighth in the League, it is nice to be able to report on a great performance by Liverpool! 




11 comments :

  1. PROUD of the team...display character...usually when you lost a big match like last Saturday...your spirit is down and don't feel like playing anymore...thrashing Chelsea gave us the believe we can beat anyone given that we believe in ourseleves...

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  2. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25YRS AS AN LFC FAN HAVE I WITNESSED OTHER LFC FAN JOINING IN THE COMMON BRITISH CULTURE OF EMBRACING MEDIOCRITY!!! SHOULD WE ACCEPT MEDIOCRITY JUST BECAUSE "KING KENNY" IS AT THE HELM??? AS BEST AS WE'VE PLAYED IN 18MNTHS,THE TEAM STILL DOESNT HAVE SHAPE,TACT OR SYSTEMATIC APPROACH. KD IS ALWAYS DANCING&KICKING TO EVERY MOVE ON THE TOUCHLINE IN BODY LANGUAGE THAT SUGGESTS THAT HE ALSO LIVES IN HOPE. HOW LOW CAN WE ACCEPT TO BE TAKEN,AS LFC???

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  3. Thats taken the heart ache from Saturday away slightly, however we need to look at our team for next season.

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  4. It's easy to say that Chelsea was disintetested but by the persistant fouling it was apparent they were not happy being made to look the fools. Suarez was clearly having fun and torching Terry, hopefully passing the demons of the racial inquiry in the process.
    As far as this season goes it's not over. The Reds still need to go to Swansea and pick up a full 3 points and by more than a couple of goals.
    Many LFC "fans" are posting seroiusly negative comments on this seasons performances, many using very short or very selective memories. They should be careful what they wish for. We are one Cup, one Final and one Europa entry better off than we were last season. Considering injury set backs (LUCAS!!!!, Gerrard half the season), the farcical Ferguson/FA mandated time off for Suarez, not to mention time required to get his head back in the game, along with a league leading posts, crossbars, and squandered PK's, does anyone really believe we don't belong in the position we're in.
    So many lay blame in so many random places it's a joke. The Yank owners aren't involved enough, the stadium, the front office, the backroom staff, Dalglish this, that, and the other, Reina (are you kidding? Extremely selective of memory there!), any and all of the defence, yes the same defence that, for much of the season was at or near the lowest goals allowed. Really? Anyone involved in the mid-field took the brunt for the majority, at times deservedly so but never throwing in the towel. Carroll took a lot of stick, mostly for his transfer fee, like he had any control over that, Suarez for all that he did, allegedly did, and didn't do is pure brilliance and guile when he's on his game. I just recently read a post that said Bellamy didn't deserve to wear the Red shirt, I found that pathetically delusional and spiteful.
    Another season is closing to an end, it's a game, enjoy the escapism, brotherhood, and love of being a fan of one of the greatest Clubs in the world. One fan, that I know of, died far too early this season and that is what we should all be so angry about

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    1. Excellent comments anonymous, we have had an up and down season, though we have improved our style of play.
      With just a few new recruits in the Summer we will be right up their, fighting for the title.

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  5. Pat. (Pat's Football Blog)May 10, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    First off, I'm glad that the Reds defeated Chelsea tonight; scant consolation for the FA Cup Final, but there you are. Secondly, and, to the annoyance of the last Anonymous poster, Reina should go. The evidence has been there to see since day one. Sorry! I'm going to stick with him here. Suárez should have been banned for what he admitted to - eight games was far too much; four should have sufficed. I hope he stays; he's the best we have. Sorry to hear that Maxi Rodriguez may be going; he has greatly impressed. I hope he stays, too. I've heard a lot of good reports about young Sterling; one for the future, perhaps?

    I didn't hear anything about the supporter who the last Anonymous claimed died; what happened to him?? (That is certainly unfortunate..) Finally, Carroll will come good, and as for Bellamy not being good enough; that is simply laughable. There is, indeed, much dead wood that must be shifted; there is also much for what every Liverpool fan must be thankful

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  6. Hi Pat, sorry, thought that was your article, it went well all the same, feel free to write another one!
    It was Gary Ablett who died young from cancer (46) he led the Reserves to a Premier League title when he was in charge 3 years ago, rest in peace.

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  7. I love this blog ... I suggest every user to read the posts of this blog ... really good info inside ... many likes by στοίχημα … great job for english football ...

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  8. Thanks for your kind comments Prognostika.

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  9. Pat. (Pat's Football Blog)May 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Hi John, I heard about Gary Ablett's more than untimely death a few months ago; now there's an example of someone who many modern-day players (and, indeed, fans) should emulate and aspire to, both as a footballer and a person!

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  10. Morning Pat, (massive Hangover) Yes he will be sadly missed and is irreplacable RIP, now lets beat Swansea!

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