Liverpool vs Sunderland was a terrific opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the season,while at the same time send a strong message to all our rivals that we are indeed back and we’re not just here to make up the numbers.
Though this semi-judgement may be a tad premature for which I may get slaughtered,its just my opinion and I think this site is built for the same reason.
In the first half on saturday,we were simply magnificent..An LFC fan couldn’t have asked for much more..Though there was still a disappointment about not getting the 2nd goal,which to be honest,was doing my head in during HT..& then Larrsson scored an absloute peach and we had to share the honors.
The Problem? Pressure..The pressure to get that 2nd goal and go 2-0 up got the better of the players, in my opinion..The players knew there was always a risk of conceding a goal and had to score themselves to put us in a safe position.. For me,players like Carroll,hendo,downing and adam did not respond well to the expectations of scoring another goal.
That’s why I think Kenny shouldn’t have named his line-up full of the new players we’ve got but should’ve gone for a mix of the new and old since most of the new players aren’t that experienced..yes,initially the line up did excite me and made me feel as if Kenny is showing an intent but it kinda backfired for me in the 2nd half.
And yes,ill say it again it is a premature judgement but it does kind of give you a worry whether our team is mentally capable of handling the pressure or not,coz quite frankly,this is not even half of the challenge that we’re gonna face in the future..The pressure is bound to increase n increase.
For those who think im doubting our new signings’ attributes and playing abilities,im not..Im just doubting their mental capabilities..coz they need to be mentally fit too if they have to successfully face the pressure & expectations that we have at this huge club.