WE ARE NEARLY THERE…

Friends Of Liverpool

A good win against a spirited side in Wolves at Anfield following an impressive victory at Brighton mid-week gives grounds for real optimism this Season.

In Saturday’s 2-1 defeat of the Wanderers we played some really good football, especially in the first-half with that man, Luis Suarez causing havoc up front time after time.
Charlie Adam had a strong shot deflected into his own net by Johnson, while Suarez tireless work upfront was rewarded with a well-taken goal on 38mins.
I would have liked to see Craig Bellamy on the pitch though after his display against Brighton, he is a constant threat with his pace and goal-getting prowess.
I felt he should have been brought on for Downing in the second-half, alas, it was not to be.
The Uruguayan striker latched onto a great through ball from Jose Enrique to round two Wolves defenders and fire home at the near post.
Andy Carroll was very unlucky to see his header cannon back of the post.
Liverpool had a two goal lead going into the break, but the most pleasing thing was the performance of the team with the resolute defending of the back four, the build-up play of the midfield and the energy and passing of the forwards.

Wolverhampton Wanderers came more into it in the 2nd half and Steven Fletcher made it 2-1 on 49 minutes with a well-taken goal from a cross into the Liverpool penalty area.
As Charlie Adam began to tire in midfield, Dalglish brought on Kuyt for Henderson who had a quiet game and, finally Steven Gerrard on 81 minutes for strangely, Luis Suarez, who was our best player again.
Suarez showed his disgust by kicking a water bottle into the dugout.
Gerrard re-energised the team in the last few minutes, flying around the pitch and having a shot towards goal which went wide.

But it is clear now to see that this Liverpool team is a work-in-progress under Kenny Dalglish and the backroom staff.
The passing and movement at times is a joy to watch, its a hark back to the old days and a welcome one at that, the future looks bright.

Next up is the Merseyside derby at Goodison park on Sat, 1st, October.

Man of the Match: Luis Suarez