Archive for April, 2018

Liverpool 0 Stoke City 0

A case of “After the Lord Mayor’s Show”? Probably. It had 0-0 written allover from the moment Mo Salah missed what for him looked a sitter. Unfortunately at the wrong time of the year we’re down to the bare bones. However, that’s not the transfer policy because I doubt any side in the land could afford to lose players such as The Ox, Can and Lallana and still have sufficient cover. Add to that players such as Clyne are going to have ring rust, so to – to a lesser degree Moreno. The good news, we didn’t lose and remain one win away from the coveted top-4 finish. We’ve lost two of our last twenty-five league games, let’s enjoy the ride even though there are a few bumps involved.

Liverpool 5 Roma 2

Fantastic until the two late goals which could have a bearing on things. Salah is too good to describe and Firmino ain’t bad either. Brilliant on the pitch and off it.

Well Done Mo

Mo Salah, Players Player of the Year. Totally deserved. Hope it’s not the only trophy he wins this season.

WBA 2 Liverpool 2

Some of the old defensive frailties returned, never looked at ease whenever WBA had a corner or free kick. Even so, at 2-0 with about fifteen minutes left we should have done better. Ings scored his first goal since Brendan left and Salah scored for the first time since last week, at least we can be happy with that and we’re one point closer to the coveted top four finish.

Liverpool 3 Bournemouth 0

All so very comfortable more a stroll in the sunshine – first real warm day of the year. The usual suspects scored, Mane, Salah, Firmino, three could have six but nobody’s complaining. That top four spot is in our own hands. Roma to come, blimey, life seems good.

Manchester City 1 Liverpool 2 [LFC win 5-1 on aggregate]

Nerve racking, of course it was but long before the end, the tie was done and dusted.  Manchester’s richest club was always going to give it a go, and got the early goal they would craved.  There were issues, controversial issues, it was a football match but there weren’t as many as the City manager said and why go back a year to their defeat against Monaco only he knows.  Almost Evertonianesque. We deserved the win, they had the ball they had the possession they didn’t have our desire though.  They didn’t have Mo Salah or Bobby Firmino either. They can think back and reflect on what might have been whilst we think about the semi finals.

Everton 0 Liverpool 0

A tepid derby that’s for sure. Jurgen rang the changes but nobody complained this time around. Naturally I wanted a win, but under the circumstances I’m happy not to have lost. The Kaiser rested and rotated so we had Clyne back for his first try out since last season, Ings made his first start since Brendan was manager and Dom Solanke was put up front with Danny Boy. We even had an aging centre back playing left back because Moreno couldn’t get through the warm up.  And for 75-minutes we were still the better team. It was only when a few more changes were made the Blueslime got into the game and near the end the home support celebrated winning a corner like they’d finally won a derby.  So 0-0 it was, another point picked up on the road to the fabulous fourth spot and we have a slightly bigger fish to try and fry haven’t we?