There is a quick turn around this week as Liverpool travel to Ewood Park tomorrow to face Blackburn. But let's look back for a moment at this weekend's frustrating draw against an Aston Villa side that were hovering in the dreaded relegation zone. I feel like I am living Bill Murray's life in Ground Hog day, every weekend another predictable LFC result. There were woodwork shots, bad calls, wide open goals missed (Dirk I am looking at you). Although there were some positives. The re-emergence of a crocked Daniel Agger, man we have heard that tune before. We broke a losing streak. Also, there is a short turn around as to not dwell on this match.
I have to admit and give full disclosure that I have missed the last three matches completely (the exception of catching highlights and compilations on-line). While I am frustrated with the lack of LFC time in my life I have to admit it has done wonders for my blood pressure. I have to admit I have not even looked for a good stream of the matches as my son is in full swing of his U-5 spring soccer season. Funny watching 20 kids run around the pitch all after the ball. I will say his team has less formation discipline than LFC but they have found the back of the net more this season. I am filling in for Bro as he normally is spot on with his player ratings so these are tough shoes to fill. I am not going to rate the players as I feel that this is not a fair analysis without watching the whole match but I will convey a few thoughts on the players after the break.
Carra - why are we not seeing Coates more?
Luis - he is a work horse and it sounds like he got a few bad calls, I saw a picture of the foot stamp. It was definitely not a dive. Another post shot too? What is that 27 for the club this season?
Stevie - his cross to Luis was sublime. As Sam said he is very effective from the right. I noticed on ESPN soccernet that the starting formation had Stevie playing off Luis. I love him in this role but Luis is not a natural #9. ESPN has been known to get their formations incorrect so don't chastise me if this is wrong.
Agger - can we infuse his bones with titanium? We are a different club with him on the pitch.
Andy - He had a crap showing against NUFC, but why is he not getting a consistent run. Statistically we collect more points when he, Luis, and Stevie play together. I'm just sayin'
Dirk - How in the hell do you miss that shot. His first touch on the ball is about as good as my 5 year old.
Please feel free to add your own ratings in the comment section
Who was your MoM vs Aston Villa?
Luis "I can't get enough" Suarez (21 votes)
Steven "Captain Fantastic" Gerrard (7 votes)
Daniel "Glass" Agger (12 votes)
Martin "The Terminator" Skrtel (6 votes)
Jordan "I can't play wide" Henderson (9 votes)
Other - Share in comments (0 votes)
55 total votes