King Kenny got his team selection and tactics wrong on Saturday afternoon against Man Utd.
He opted for a cautious, defensive line-up with Luis Suarez up-front as Kuyt lined up on the right wing and youngsters Spearing and Henderson were in midfield, bizarrely at the expence of Charlie Adam.
Adam has been an integral part of the midfield all season and I was stunned to hear he was only on the bench.
Also Stuart Downing was prefered to bang in form, Craig Bellamy and that simply put was a bad call by Dalglish.
It worked ok until half-time as the sides went in level 0-0, but it back-fired early in the second half as two quick goals by Rooney undid Liverpool’s cautious approach.
Dalglish soon afterwards changed his personnel bringing on Carroll and Bellamy for Spearing and Kuyt.
Charlie Adam then entered the fray for the ineffective Downing and his influence was almost immediate when he swung in a great cross into the box which Luis Suarez prodded home.
Glen Johnson had a good shot tipped over by DeGhea late on, but Utd ran out comfortable winners thanks to a less than inspired performance by Liverpool on the day.
It was a far cry fom the 3-1 defeat of Utd in March last year when we attacked them from the first whistle and ran out easy winners thanks to Suarez’s trickery and Dirk Kuyt’s goals.
Attack Kenny, is the best form of defence.
We finished fifth last Season and for whatever reason, we are stuck in Seventh this year.
Bring back Sammy Lee.
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