4 Things We Took From Liverpool’s Defeat To Fulham
Liverpool dropped 3 vital points against Fulham at Craven Cottage last night in a controversial game, here are 4 things we learned from the game.
Liverpool dropped 3 vital points against Fulham at Craven Cottage last night in a controversial game which saw poor refereeing and Liverpool hitting the post on countless of occasions. Here are four things i took from the game:
1. Bad Refereeing Still Plagues the League
Maybe it’s just me, but there were so too many ridiculous refereeing decisions in the game. Liverpool were denied a strong penalty claim when Charlie Adam was hauled to the ground following a Philippe Senderos tackle, which was adjudged to have been outside of the box, when replay’s suggested it was inside.
Along with that, Luis Suarez had a fantastic goal ruled out by referee Kevin Friend. The Uruguayan had worked the oppourtunity and finished brilliantly, with replays suggesting that the South American was indeed onside when the ball was played. Jay Spearing was also on the wrong side of a bad decision, after his tackle on Mousa Dembele earned him a straight red card, even when the Englishman managed to get the ball cleanly. Another questionable decision that went against Liverpool.
2. Jay Spearing Might Just Be Ready
Spearing, brought in to replace long-term casualty Lucas Leiva, worked really hard to close down Fulham’s midfield yesterday night and should be applauded for his efforts. He was unlucky to be sent off 72 minutes into the game and Spearing distributed the ball well throughout the match.
Jay Spearing has been waiting on the sidelines for a long time now and he might just be the man to step up in during Lucas Leiva’s absence. Although it looks like he’ll be suspended for 3 games now unless Liverpool win an appeal.
3. Daniel Agger is a Consistent Performer
Daniel Agger seems to get better by the game, and the Danish defender produced another fine display at the heart of the Liverpool defence. But could he be the right man for the defensive midfielder spot in Jay Spearing and Lucas’ absence? It doesn’t sound like a bad idea. He breaks play down well, passes adequately and even has a rocket of a shot from his left foot.
Agger might just be the man whom can solve Liverpool’s short term defensive midfielder woes, with Jamie Carragher preferably coming back into the side at centre back alongside our Slovakian no-nonsense defender Martin Skrtel.
4. Our Midfield Looks Very Disjointed
In Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Jay Spearing we had a reasonable midfield, but they struggled to work together against Fulham. Charlie Adam was doing his own thing, Henderson showed glimpses of vision, creativity and managed to hit the post and Jay Spearing simply chased balls down trying to break up play. But they didn’t work as a unit.
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