Liverpool 3 Napoli 1
All I can say about this game is: thank god for Stevie G, as the score would have most likely remained 1-0 in Napoli’s favour if he hadn’t of come on in the second half to rescue us. There was very little invention, or fluid football, from us in the first half and we didn’t look like we were going to be able to come back from the one goal deficit until after the break, but thankfully we did and now we sit pretty at the top of the group with just a draw needed to qualify for the next stage.
It is a great pity that we just can’t stick to a regular 11 who play week in week out, as that is probably unlikely taking into consideration injuries and suspensions and the like. Perhaps if we had started with Stevie G then the first half would have been better, but then again it could just have easily made no difference. The same can be said for Torres having the chance that Ngog had in the game, he might have put it away, but then again he might not have done (especially the way he has been performing this year).
I thought that Shelvey had a good game today, and that Poulsen really shouldn’t be playing. I am still liking Meireles and think that he has been a good addition to the side and I think that Soto had a great game at the back as well.
That’s three wins on the bounce now for us, hopefully we can continue this good vein of form against Chelsea this weekend.