Being a good student that I happen to be, I decided to put this kind of writing into practice. And how else to do this but look at the Liverpool-Manchester match. Okay, here we go.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Liverpool Football Club. The club I always, always say that everyone should pronounce and write in capital letters.
Now let me get into the game. There I was tension building inside me having spent half a dollar (a fairly high amount considering most people on this side live under a dollar) to get access to the venue, a small stuffy room with a full capacity of 100 people and a 14 inch TV that kept on switching off to the chagrin of apprehensive fans.
If there’s one tactic I wished
A lot of talk had been made across the media as pundits rued the absence of United’s preferred center backs of Rio Ferdinand and one Serbian defensive stalwart called Nemanja Vidic. Am not sure whether their presence could have made a whole lot of a difference considering that
If anyone could have approached me and said Dirk Kuyt would score a brace in the game or rather be mentioned as Goal.com’s world player of the week, I would have asked them to Google the Dutchman’s scoring rate or look at his position in the Castrol Rankings. In other words, scoring a hat-trick against the hard sworn enemy should have been considered as an overachievement for the Dutch forward cum
The first 20 minutes was all
A good striker creates something out of nothing. Suarez created everything out of nothing to provide his first assist for Kuyt’s first among the three. His all round performance surely made Chris Smalling feel small while Wes Brown must till now be trying to watch videos of his previous matches in his frantic effort to just find out how many players have made him turn west as the ball moved east.
But of all this contingent of exquisite performers in the midfield, Lucas Leiva stood out for me. He was always there making important tackles, breaking up the opponent’s play, attempting and successfully completing not less than 80% of his passes and always looking to split the United defence with one or two Xavi-esque passes we are used to see Messi feed on. The former Gremio man who arrived at Anfield in 2007 at a cost of £6 million has surely found some of his best footing this season. I say some because the lad keeps on improving with every game, in every season. From being considered as Liverpool’s Achilles heel to someone who dropping to the bench is becoming unthinkable, it may not take long before the Kop start composing songs for the 24-year-old Brazilian midfielder. And as he enters the final year of his current deal at the end of the season, I believe King Kenny and the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, will surely offer him a new contract. And a new contract he deserves.
The equation that led to the demolition of
The climax of course has to do with the fans. What can I say here? Simply put, even Barcelona’s Xavi, with all those trophies on the Camp Nou cabinet regrets at not being able to experience the passion and atmosphere at L4 week in, week out.
With a massive 15minutes still on the clock, the Anfield faithful were already singing You Will Never Walk Alone, knowing too well the win was surely in the bag, bar a major football miracle. There was also time for the largest part of the 44754 fans at Anfield to sing King Kenny a happy birthday song. How befitting. I joined in as much as my voice could not be heard beyond the pub’s frontier. But I sang anyway. At the end, the pace and trickery of Suarez, the work ethic of Dutch-workhorse, Dirk Kuyt, the menacing passing of Meireles, the faultless distribution of Lucas, the on-point long range passing of Stevie G, the stalwart defending of Carragher and his defensive charges, the safe hands of Pepe Reina, the tactical acumen of Kenny Dalglish and the rapturous and immense support of LFC fans at Anfield and across the world did the trick.
Cometh the hour, cometh King Kenny’s men.
Oh, I forgot to add something. Actually not something, someone; Andy Caroll. Walk on
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