Liverpool 3 Manchester City 1

They won’t be talking about the football again will they? Pep throws a wobbly so it’s all about VAR.  This week we supposedly benefited. Last week we didn’t. Who cares. Last week we still won, today we won again. Maybe we cope with VAR better than others? Fab goal from Fab though & a cross field collection involving Trent, Robbo and Mo for the second. When Hendo set up Sadio maybe we could relax but we kept at it. When they scored a consolation I was surprised because I though Ali looked unbeatable. Only that’s all it was, a consolation.

The Kid That Sparkles

This is a story based on actual events. 16 year old Boy Wonder Brian Cassidy has the footballing skills to join the mega-rich elite of Premier league stardom and to leave behind the brutal realities of a rundown council estate lifestyle… It is hard to follow a true path and deny the temptation that is there like low hanging fruit: -Flashy cars-Drink-Drugs-Thieving – designer clothes, watches, sachets of sugar… anything that is within arm’s reach of a hoister…Which path will he take?

 

 

Liverpool 2 Genk 1

As European Nights go, this was a damp squib which wasn’t what anybody wanted on bonfire night. Poor all round performance but we got the right result [again] and go top of the group. The crowd were flatter than the team even when Gini scored an early goal it didn’t lift the assembled throng. The equaliser just before halftime was a result of poor defending but thankfully The Ox spared our embarrassment.

Aston Villa 1 Liverpool 2

How do we do it? Five minutes left and we looked doomed. One down and just not anywhere near the level required or expected. Robbo nets and hope comes on the horizon. Maybe a minute or so of added time left and Sadio glances in from a TAA corner. Jubilation, delight and the fireworks go off.  It had been a hard afternoon with VAR again dominating the game. Someone, somewhere needs to get their rear end into action and sort out what is fast becoming a cancer on the game.

Liverpool 5 Arsenal 5 Liverpool won 5-4 on pens

What a night. Some awful defending but some great second half goals and then a penalty shoot out to get us home and into a fixture jam. Price of fame. An own goal put us one up but then we were 3-1 down before what looked a generous penalty award and Milner did what he does. Only then he did what he doesn’t usually do and gave the Gooners a fourth. Up stepped the Ox to hit home a piledriver, then Divock levelled it all. When Arsenal went 5-4 in front it seemed curtains but the saviour that is now Divock Origi scored a blinder and we have a shoot out. Well done to Curtis Jones for the calm winner. Villa next but who knows when?

Accrington Stanley 5 Liverpool Under 21’s 2

Dreams of a long run in what was called the Leasing.com trophy came to an end at the Wham Stadium in Accrington. Elijah Dixon-Bonner gave the Reds an early lead but they were to be overwhelmed by the stronger home outfit. Layton Stewart scored a late consolation but by then the home outfit had netted five.

Never mind, there’s always next year!!!!!