Poulsen & Ngog The Culprits As Liverpool Scrape Through

By on February 25, 2011

Liverpool escaped Europa League exit at Anfield as Dirk Kuyt finally found the net with only minutes to spare against Sparta Prague. The approach and attitude from Liverpool was good, pass, move, go forward, attack the opposition at all times and the defence was comfortable with everything the Spartans had to throw them.

We looked fluid and lively from the off playing high-tempo attacking football without ever really threatening The Czech outfit. Sloppy play in midfield by Christian Poulson where he simply wasn’t up to the pace of the game, losing possession  several times, he played poorly and was replaqced by young Red Jay Spearing in the 2nd half.

But it was the poor performance of David Ngog that disturbed me most. The young Frenchman looked clueless throughout the match, failing to control the ball everythime he received it, failing to link up with team-mates and taking the ball of Joe Cole when he looked certain to score. A very average display by the young man.

However, Dirk Kuyt capped a hard-working performance by winning the match with a header on 83 mins to earn Liverpool a passage through to the last 16 of the Europa League. It is clear that we need a quality defensive midefielder and a replacement for Poulsen and Ngog in the Summer if we want to progress as a club.

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8 Comments

  1. Mitch

    February 25, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Yep it was a frustrating display from Ngog, Poulsen and Cole…reckon Pacheco would have been more effective..!

  2. Jonnie Begood

    February 25, 2011 at 9:18 am

    N’Gog’s performance was poor, but nowhere near as bad as your spelling and grammar.

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  4. Fred

    February 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

    This is a spelling contest? Grammar assesment?
    Pull your head out from your own backside (I hope it is yours) and appreciate the guys view. His was worth reading, yours? No.
    Ngog proves each time he has not got what it is going to take. Poulsen is a liability. Cole is improving and will continue to get better, especially when on the field with our “other best 10”

  5. ALLAN

    February 25, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Poulsen just not good enough. Ngog must have the same boot sponsor as Ryan Babbel. Cant see them still with us for 2011/2012, fingers crossed.

  6. LFChris

    February 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    This blog is ridiculous! Ngog at from the start to mid season was one of our better player, then he plays in these 2 games, the first where we played passively and the second where admittedly he didn’t have a great performance. To be saying we need a replacement where by largely this season he’s been performing well is simply being fickle and short sighted – and your spelling and grammar are appalling.

  7. 5times

    February 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    POULSON MUST BE UP THERE WITH WIYH SEAN DUNDEE AS THE WORST PLAYER EVER TO PUT A RED SHIRT ON,, IVE SEEN BETTER ON A SUNDAY LEAUGE PITCH.. GOOD OLD WOY .. YOU BROUGHT IN 2 OF THE WORST PLAYERS EVER KONCHESKI THE OTHER BELL WIPE,, KENNY WILL KULL THEM IN THE SUMMER…. AS FOR NGOG.., CRAP…………… YOUR NUMBER IS UP KID……….

  8. Henry

    February 26, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Aside from his grammar, i think his spelling is okay. Perhaps he made a few typing errors at the most.

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