Liverpool on a long and winding road
Last updated at 12:52, Friday, 28 September 2012
Liverpool have had one of their worst starts to a season for 100 years and that fact was compounded in a controversial 2-1 loss at home to bitter rivals Manchester Utd.
But Liverpool can feel hard done by. They dominated possession and looked the more likely to score until Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for a supposedly dangerous tackle on Jonny Evans.
It was plain to see that if referee Mark Halsey was to send off Shelvey then Evans should have been sent off for a clear two-footed challenge.
But that does not excuse some of the disgusting and idiotic abuse Halsey received on Twitter.
Nor should Shelvey have ranted at Sir Alex Ferguson or the Man Utd bench when walking off the pitch.
It looks like Liverpool could be in for a long season.
Although, if Rodgers keeps giving youngsters Suso, Sterling and Yesil game time, their future will be bright.
THE first episode of channel five’s documentary, Being: Liverpool, provided an interesting insight into the off-field lives of the players and staff.
It was great to see Steven Gerrard, Brendan Rodgers and Lucas Leiva letting the cameras into their homes and we got to see a more personal side to these superstars.
I can’t wait for tonight’s latest episode. I thought it was refreshing to see Liverpool opening their doors to the public and I would love to see more clubs doing it.
JOHN Terry has retired from international football, but with a string of young, talented defenders waiting in the wings, I don’t think England will miss him too much.
This will give a chance to Tottenham’s Steven Caulker, Liverpool’s Martin Kelly and Manchester United pair Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.
England have always been blessed with great defenders; it’s just in the final third where we suffer.
WORKINGTON Reds face two games in as many days this weekend.
They host the league’s bottom side Hinckley Utd tomorrow and face Blyth Spartans at home on Monday in a rearranged FA Cup second round replay.
Reds will be hoping to build on their impressive performance against Blyth last Saturday.
They dominated but failed to find that important second goal to kill off the game.
If Reds can be more clinical in front of the goal, then three points and progress to the third round qualifier of the FA Cup against Barwell is a real possibility.
First published at 11:49, Friday, 28 September 2012
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