Liverpool: 3 Positives To Take From The Spurs Draw
Liverpool drew their eighth home game of the season after a 0-0 stalemate with Tottenham. Here are three positives we can take from the Reds latest result.
It’s the eighth draw in our last 12 league games at Anfield. Liverpool’s performance in front of their devoted home fans have definitely been worrying and inconsistent, given the fact that the Reds would have leapfrogged 6th-placed Arsenal if they happened to walk away with all three points against Tottenham.
Anyway, it’s another mediocre 0-0 scoreline at the end of the day as Kenny Dalglish’s men stare at the typical low-scoring scoreline they’ve suffered all season by which they were thwarted on previous occasions by Stoke City, Wigan, Norwich, Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City.
Nevertheless, here are a few reasons why Liverpool fans should not be too disgruntled over the latest two points dropped at home.
1. Agger and Skrtel Consistent Again
The pair were relatively solid at the back for Liverpool, making crucial clearances and were very confident in the air. Martin Skrtel received a yellow card from the referee during the second-half after a robust tackle on Tottenham winger Gareth Bale down the left flank. Perhaps the referee was a little too harsh there, as the Slovakian international undoubtedly got his foot on the ball just before his follow-through caught Bale’s shin. Yes, giving a free kick was probably the correct decision, but the booking is debatable.
2. Charlie Adam
After receiving weeks of mind-blowing criticism from the public due to his recent poor form, Charlie Adam was still selected ahead of teammate Jordan Henderson for the Spurs clash. The Scot showed the fans what he was capable of, forming a good partnership alongside Jay Spearing at the middle of the park to keep the likes of Luka Modric and Jake Livermore quiet.
Adam’s performance was impressive statistically, with him winning more tackles than any other player (5), and creating 6 chances for his team mates, 4 more than any other player on the pitch.
3. Return of Suarez
The Anfield faithful welcomed back their Uruguayan sensation with a standing ovation. He was in action right away, winning a corner for his side just seconds after his introduction.
His dribbling looked sharped and he hasn’t lost his appetite for the game, thats for sure. What makes things more interesting? Liverpool will take on arch rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday having impressively dump them out of the FA Cup last week. Suarez returning to face Patrice Evra once again, that will definitely be one to watch!
Thanks to Two Liverpool Fans for submitting this guest blog post
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