i know we were away from home, but against a team struggling at the other end of the table i felt we could have been a bit more adventurous, but again the cautious approach is rafa's achilles in my opinion.
the team selection was more or less what i expected apart from gerrard and maxi playing, i would have left gerrard on the bench and played aqualani who had his best game yet against spurs, giving gerrard a bit more time to get over this latest injury, also i would have started degen rather than maxi just because i think it will take time for maxi to adjust to the english game and degen for me has played well in recent games with some very strong forward running with the ball.
again not much creativity, hence not many chances with gerrard being man marked, but positively the defence is looking stronger, not giving many goals away, so that is a plus, with once again skirtel and kyriagos playing well together with carragher looking good on the right, midfield, mascherano and lucas worked really hard but never created much, riera never got enough of the ball for me, maxi seemed well off the pace which can only be expected, gerrard didn't look 100% and wasn't given much space, and kuyt worked his socks off for the team once again.
so overall not a great result but there are also positives there which you always have to look for.
hopefully we can get 3 points at home to bolton on saturday.
look out for my preview in the next couple of days.