Liverpool v West Ham - Round the Scoreless Table
Posted by StevenLFC on April 7, 2013, 08:10:40 PM
Well, one of those 0-0 draws against a side we should beat. It's been a while hasn't it? It's almost nice to see one... Well not really, but still the fact that it's been a while shows our improvement against poorer sides I guess?
Brendan picked the right team for me, but Suarez had a really poor day and nobody really stepped up when he needed them to - fair or not?
Also, I thought the manager got the subs wrong. Downing's injury was key to us not clicking as an attack I reckon, and replacing him with Sturridge meant we had hardly any width at all with Coutinho looking to cut in off the left hand side. Personally I'd have liked to have seen Shelvey come on and Henderson go wide. Jordan isn't great there, but I think he'd try and keep the shape more than Sturridge did. I also thought replacing Henderson with Assaidi was odd. I understand Rodgers wanting to get some width, but with West Ham hardly looking to break from midfield, I think Lucas could have been taken off, and I wouldn't have picked Assaidi as replacement either. Having said that, I'm not the manager so what do I know?
Positives: I don't think you can question our will and desire to win the game, I just think the opposition defended well. Also, I thought we coped with their attack pretty well. We've really struggled against physical sides this year, but they hardly had a sniff.
Over to you guys....
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