Aussie red Damian thinks Liverpool Liverpool passed a MASSIVE test in their 2-1 win over Sunderland at Anfield. In his best, FULL ON rant yet he also is CONVINCED that we’re winning the league!
Liverpool kept their title dreams alive despite a nervy last 20 minutes to the game. The reds went ahead though a Steven Gerrard freekick in the first half with Sturridge making it 2 early in the second. Sunderland pulled a goal back, but Rodgers reds clung on for 3 vital points.
The skipper opened the scoring from a free kick late in the first half.
Thank to @MostarLFC for sending the goal video.
SG by LFCmostar
Sturridge made it 2-0, early in the 2nd half.
DS by LFCmostar
in the 75th minute Ki pulls one back.
Starting XI : Mignolet, Flanagan, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge
Subs : Jones, Sterling, Aspas, Sakho, Lucas, Cissokho, Moses
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Wednesday Mar 26Posted by: Guest Writer Comments Off
By Callum Molyneaux
This season arguably there has been 4 outstanding performers for Liverpool. Obviously Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, but also Steven Gerrard and most unpredictably, Jordan Henderson. From the start of last season until now, he’s improvement technically but also tactically has been outstanding to see, and it means for Liverpool that another centre midfielder is not needed. He and Steven Gerrard have worked very well together this season, and those two have guided the likes of Coutinho and also Sterling.
The reason for he’s dramatic improvement is down to two things, the manager Brendan Rodgers giving him the belief that he can make it as a top player, but also the attitude he has shown. This has been proven for both club and country. For club, he has played wherever he has needed to, whether it will be in the centre, or either wing. I remember going to Anfield when they played Norwich last season, and he played left midfield and scored a good goal too that day. Ever since then, he has improved week by week and Liverpool are benefiting from this now. Also the big belief came for him when he was in the England squad for Euro 2012. He was originally on the stand by list but due to injuries, he was on the plane. That season under Dalglish, he was poor and many fans were urging the club to sell him, I bet they would say that now! Playing for England then gave him the belief to become a better player, and especially this season the Premier League has seen this. The attitude shown by him means that he has all the credentials to be a Liverpool player for years to come, and he will continue to improve season by season. After Gerrard retires, don’t be surprised to see Henderson become Liverpool captain.
Wednesday Mar 26Posted by: Michael Williams Comments Off
After seeing Manchester City hand David Moyes a second successive home defeat to a local rival, I was left with mixed emotions.
One was a tinge of frustration that City had failed to drop points in their pursuit of the title, while the other was relief that I didn’t have to hope for a Man United goal any longer.
A win for United would have given our title chances a major boost but, following Brendan Rodgers philosophy, we’ll just take it one game at a time to see how successful our season becomes.
To determine that Rodgers knows he needs to take advantage of any slipups from those above us, all the time knowing that any advantages at his disposal may well play a vital role in the run in.
In our first home game in over a month, Rodgers has called on the Anfield faithful to be in their seats early to generate an electric atmosphere against Sunderland tonight.
Rodgers knows how much of an influence the home crowd can be for his team, as well as being a nuisance for the opposition, and is encouraging them to be the advantage he’s been looking for in the remaining games.
Competing for the title alongside Man City and Chelsea, two sides with an unstoppable war chest, means that, as a club, we need to find ways to even the score between the sides on the field.
By creating a raucous atmosphere for every home game, regardless of opposition, The Kop could be giving Liverpool the advantage they require when the title rivals come to town.
When Brendan Rodgers was named as Liverpool’s new manager, his first few press conferences had a touch of Bill Shankly about them in the way that his pride and passion for this football club shone through in his tone.
By calling on the Anfield crowd to make it a special atmosphere v Sunderland, Rodgers draws similarities to Shankly’s tactic before playing Inter Milan in 1965 by getting Gerry Byrne and Gordon Milne to parade the FA Cup before kick-off. Once again, taking advantage of the power that’s in front of you.
A Man United win would’ve seen us, potentially, be labelled title favourites with the knowledge that winning every game would see us finish top of the pile. Currently this team is playing without limits and with the minimal hint of any pressure so it would’ve been interesting to see how they played tonight under that label of ‘title favourites’.
Hopefully, continuing to take advantage of the powers in front of them, we’ll get to see this for ourselves before the end of the season.
By Michael Williams (mikewilliams_05)