Liverpool 1 WBA 0 Sunday August 29 2010
This was another one of those matches which we won by the skin of our teeth and were hanging on by a thread during the added on minutes after the 90 had finished. We probably could have, and should have done so much better in this game, but, as is becoming increasingly common lately, we had a dire first half and only started playing properly during the second half.
It was a good job that West Brom had not capitalised on any of their chances in the first half, as we would have been looking at only a point from this game, or even worse no points at all. All credit to West Brom though, who played some good stuff, and could very easily have been in the lead before the break.
It took one moment of class from Fernando Torres deep in the second half for us to take the lead in this rather tepid match, which didn’t look it was going to go anywhere, as neither side seemed likely to capitalise on their chances (not that we had many chances up to that point) but luckily we managed to scrape through and get our first three points of the season on the board, which is the minimum that was required for the match.
It was a shame that we couldn’t have got more goals, but we never looked likely to get many more goals after Torres got his first of the season in the second half.
Still a one nill win is just as good as a six nill win at the end of the day (as long as the league doesn’t come down to goal difference that is! It still hurts the way Arsenal won the league with that last gasp Michael Thomas goal all those years ago) and we now have 4 points out of a possible 9.
It is not the best of starts, but with a few new additions to the team in the next couple of days, and hopefully one or two more before the transfer window closes on Tuesday, we are going to be looking at a team that can at least challenge for something this season.
It may not be the league at this point, but the Europa League is a possibility, as are both the League and the FA Cup.
Come on lads, let’s do it for the fans, and for Uncle Roy!