Déjà vu

We go one down after just a couple of minutes and that sense of déjà vu comes calling. Against Leicester for 45-minutes we looked disjointed. We were on top, but something was missing. Leicester defended reasonably well but we could, should, have scored but we didn’t so as everyone goes for their halftime refreshments the scoreboard above the Kop still shows that we’re losing. Second half and yes, that sense of déjà vu is there, Gako scores and we’re on top, playing better, not brilliant but better. Jürgen sends for the cavalry. Darwin Núñez and Dominik Szoboszlai join the fray. Minutes later our own Magyar hits a shot so hard that if it hadn’t been for the net, it might have carried on travelling over the Mersey such was the speed and power. We continue to miss chances until Jota ends the contest with a goal as cheeky as they come. Yep déjà vu it was. Bournemouth away in the next round.

The Darwin Effect

I enjoy Liverpool beating a David Moyes side. West Ham came to give it a go and brought with them a physical presence. That may have worked a year ago but now we’ve got Darwin Núñez who frightens everybody. The first half was even, West Ham on top at first but then a Mo penalty gave us the lead. The Hammers deserved their equaliser although we had got on top by then. Second half we overwhelmed them. The Núñez goal from a Mac Allister pass was brilliant and Anfield went wild. Jota came on to add the third and settle any nerves. Three more points and second to City in the table.

Another Game, Another Comeback, Another Win

Liverpool going a goal down is beginning to have a familiar ring to it. This time in Austria against LASK we trailed at halftime. The comeback started. A Darwin Núñez penalty squared it up before Diaz and Mo finished the job. A lot of changes didn’t help, but it was understandable. Ben Doak made his first start, did okay and will be better for it. We came back again and won and if we win our three home games, we should surely top the Europa League group. Big fish, small pond but there’s a job to be done and we are on our way.

Woeful & Wonderful

At halftime and we’re one down it looked like it had looked so often last season. By the end and we’re deserved 3-1 winners and it had been a case of woeful and wonderful. Let’s hope the injuries quickly go away because we need a consistent team out there but making his full debut Jarrell Quansah looked more than useful.