RAWK Round Table: WBA 3 - 0 Liverpool FC

Posted by Lfsea on August 18, 2012, 06:09:02 PM

My caveat is that I watched all of the first half and bits of the second (purely coincidence, I promise).

To look at the final result in exclusion is to see crushing disappointment, but I can't help but feel it was far less of a disappointment than the scoreline might - in the first instance, suggest.

What struck me was a clear intention by the team, certainly in the first half, to manifest Rodgers' vision into something tangible. After some of the turgid, dysfunctional play we've experienced especially post-Rafa, Rodgers' attempts are admirable even if they're not immediately successful.

I thought Joe Allen looked excellent on a day where superlatives were at a premium (that is for Liverpool, not West Brom).

Goals for opposition sides rarely come at a good time, and Zoltan Gera's wondergoal was a cruel blow just before half time. It was a suckerpunch we never really recovered from. And as Daniel Agger knocked James Morrison to the ground the game's malaise felt terminal.

It has to be a case of onwards and upwards from this point. We fans must buy into Rodgers' ethos and accept that - with 90% of the squad used to playing a different way - it might just take longer than 90 minutes for it all to fall into place.

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