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Monday, 10 May 2010
HULL CITY 0-0 LIVERPOOL MATCH REPORT
A couple of weeks ago I was saying that every game for Liverpool was a cup final, but over the last couple of weeks with failing to get the right results the season has just came to a sorry end with nothing to play for, and I think most Liverpool supporters are glad to see this season over. So not much to play for against Hull who were already relegated.
As strong a team as Rafa could field with the injury problems and the most recent one being Maxi who has played really well in recent games and looks like he could flourish next season. Agger still had to deputise on the left side of defence and Mascherano on the right side of defence. El Zhar recieved a rare start with Maxi missing. Babel on the left side of midfield, good to see Aqualani starting again, I would like to see more of him next season.
The game had a very end of season feel to it with both teams playing for pride more than anything. I felt Hull were puting a bit more effort into the game than Liverpool in front of their own fans. But both teams had chances, Kuyt was unlucky in the first half having an effort cleared off the line, and Aqualani hit the bar with a shot late in the half only to see Agger blast the rebound high over the bar when it looked easier to score.
The second half was played out like the first half with not a lot of openings, and both teams proving why they have struggled to score goals this season. I felt Liverpool looked the more likelier to score as the game went on but as the game was coming Gerrard seem to step up his game, he unleashed a vicious shot from just outside the box just missing the target , then in the last minute, Gerrard went on one of his trademark runs driving into the Hull half and unleashed a shot which cracked of the post and away to safety, basically you felt this summed up Gerrard and Liverpool's season.
If i'm honest I've got to say that I'm glad the season is over. They lowly position we have finished in the league, the disappointment in Europe, the rumours off the field with the owners selling, Rafa is he staying or is he going, the same with Gerrard and Torres, there just doesn't seem to be enough stability on or off the field to expect us to get good results. Back to the game, it was end of season fair with both teams glad to see the season over, and for me Liverpool's lack of goals away from home this season being highlighted once again. Big highlight for me was the introduction of the young Jack Robinson at sixteen years of age becoming the youngest ever player to play for Liverpool, hopefully we see a lot more of him and more of the other youngsters getting a chance in the first team instead of paying silly money for average overated players. Roll on next season.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Aqualani, I thought like in recent weeks Aqualani played well, always looking to create and likes to get forward, very unlucky with his shot hitting the bar, once again subbed, don't know why he can't get a full game. Good performance.
Posted by james walker at 03:03