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Thoughts On Liverpool vs Tottenham

Today I’m going to talk about John Flanagan and the penalty call that went against him against Spurs and look at a few other things I noticed from the Liverpool-Spurs encounter.

I won’t be the first to say this, but John Flanagan got a bit unlucky to have had that penalty given against him in the second half, which pretty much all but sealed victory for the Hotspurs, and it was a harsh call by the referee. I’m not exactly saying that Tottenham didn’t deserve their win, I agree that they deserved it, Liverpool were unproductive and simply Tottenham were the better side.

John Flanagan has already stamped his mark on the right back spot and is certainly one to watch over the coming years. His eagerness in a tackle is what strikes me as reminiscent to Carragher’s famous bone crushing tackles. A lad capable of a hard tackle and even has good vision. Good with the long ball, he opens up teams by switching the play. So Flanagan, don’t be knocked down by that minor setback.

Raul Meireles is something else i noticed from the Spurs encounter, even though he wasn’t even playing. It became evident that Liverpool were missing the services of their Portuguese midfielder and their ability going forward and their ability in a tackle in midfield was somewhat lacking against Tottenham.

To me, Meireles represents Gerrard, without the legendary status (yet), as he is capable of that amazing long ranged shot and also can put in a tackle in midfield. Liverpool were really missing Meireles out there, and I certainly hope he will be fit and raring to play next season.

Andy Carroll. Well, the 35 million pounds hasn’t exactly been justified just yet has it? Only his double against Manchester City was significant of note, otherwise the Englishman has found it tough on Merseyside. Lacking in pace, ball control and simply lacking somewhat in technique, I’m starting to question the 35 million pounds we paid for the lad.

True, he’s young and has been injured, but I would like to ask this question, why would you sign a replacement for Fernando Torres (supposedly as emergency) whom is injured? One thing I would like to say is couldn’t we just have waited to buy him in the summer? His stock would have dropped from being on the sidelines, Newcastle wouldn’t have held us to ransom and we would have more time to buy the winger that he so desperately needs.

Submitted by Two Liverpool Fans

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