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Sunday, 31 January 2010
LIVERPOOL 2-0 BOLTON WANDERERS
just a review of the match in my own words. i was happy enough with the team selection especially with the inlusion of AQUALANI who i think played really well , unfortunately he was subbed with still about 20 minutes or so to go, although i think it was tactical substitution bringing on LUCAS to shore things up in the midfield. . a wee bit sorry for DEGEN not getting a game again, who i think has played well in recent games he's played in. good to see N'GOG playing .solid unchanged defence which was again pleasing to see.
i felt first half performance wasn't great not too much creativity although got a goal at a good time not long before half time, great cross from INSUA to the back post with AQUALANI making a great header across goal for KUYT to bundle into the net. 1st half defence didn't give bolton much although BOLTON did have a couple of shouts for penalties in the 1st half CARRAGHER bumped COHEN off the ball as he raced through on goal but the ref waved play on, then later in the half AQUALANI challenged LEE in the box but LEE was booked for diving, a great run from LEE was cleared off the line with a great clearance by KYRIAGOS .
the second half LIVERPOOL controlled most of the play and created a lot more N'GOG missing from close range hitting the post when it seemed easier to score. but there was many more chances being created which was very encouraging especially after the lack of creation in the WOLVES game the other night. the second goal came right out of the blue and with more than a hint of luck involved. INSUA hit a shot from outside the box that was going nowhere when DAVIS stuck out a leg and diverted it past the helpless JAASKELAINEN but i think overall LIVERPOOL deserved the 2-0 advantage.
overall i was pleased with the performance GERRARD looking fitter, the defense looking solid once again with 3 clean sheets in a row for the 1st time this season.and more chances being created.
with tough games in the next couple of weeks we needed some confidence going into them .
bring on EVERTON.