CALAMATOUS DEFEAT AT FULHAM

Friends Of Liverpool

Liverpool suffered a disastrous defeat to Roy Hodgson’s Fulham at Craven Cottage this afternoon.
Without Skrtel and Agger due to a virus, Rafa chose to field an emergency line-up with Deggen and Kyrgiakos in defence and Voronin upfront alongside Torres.
Liverpool started brightly attacking Fulham in waves.
However, it was the Cottagers who took the lead on 24mins through Bobby Zamora on the break and against the run of play.
Liverpool huffed and puffed without making any clear cut chances until Torres pounced on a loose clearance to fire home the equaliser and his 10th league goal of the season.
The second half was a very turgid affair without any neat passing or flowing football from either side and it was a mistake by Dirk Kuyt on 73mins who kept the ball infield only to gift the ball to Fulham who duly scored through Nevland to make it 2-1.
Torres got hauled off on 60mins, with Rafa later claiming he was still not fully fit.
Things got worse when Deggen, on his full League debut, was harshly sent off for a foul on 79mins.
Then the inevitable happened, Jamie Carragher, who has been struggling for pace all season, pulled down Zamora and got sent off for his troubles.
Benayoun was also called ashore inexplicably when he was our most creative player on the pitch.
Down to nine men, Liverpool let in a 3rd on 87mins when Clint Dempsey scored the clincher on another rare Fulham attack.
So, our 5th defeat in the League already, however we have a serious injury crisis at the club right now so we can point to that as the problem.
But it was a bad day at the office for Rafa and the Reds, again.