Mersy side derby:
|Liverpool Vs Everton|
One of the interesting and thrilling match to watch in Barclays Premier League is the Mersyside derby. The mersyside clubs Liverpool Fc and Everton Fc compete with each other. Their rivalry dates long back as Liverpool FC separated themselves from Everton Fc and created its own history. It was the 223rd derby between these two clubs held at Anfield.
The derby started well with Captain Steven Gerrard providing lead to the Reds at the 65th minute later Everton equalized at the last moment in the extra time from Phil Jagielka’s fascinating volley. Steven Gerrard provided the lead from the beautiful free kick and maintained the lead for almost at the end of the game but Reds were unfortunate enough to concede a goal and loose the deserved 3 points at the end of the game and share points with The Toffes.
Steven Gerrard was criticized a lot for his game against West Ham united, His performance against the Hammers were poor and most of the critics were questioning his game and his age, and the contribution he could make to Liverpool Fc. They put their views that, it was time for the skipper to step down from the full game and too much playing time would increase in fatigueness hampering his performance. In the 65th minute Liverpool got free kick and Steven Gerrard converted it beautifully to a goal skipping the ball over the Everton’s wall. Thus providing the most needed goal for the Reds he was able to silence most of his criticizers and proved that he still has the qualities in him as a first choice for Brendan Rodgers.
The other player who was full of praise for his performance was Lallana who demonstrated an extra ordinary performance and receive cheers from the Reds supporters. He was quick with his feet and creative in passes, chasing the balls and often making Everton defenders return the ball to Howard. He is a precious talent for the Reds who missed most of the pre-season with an injury and is determined to shine for the Reds in Anfield and hungry for success.
The duo full backs rom spain, Alberto Moreno and Javi Manquillo are setting themselves to Rodgers playing style and Alberto Moreno made runs and provide crosses to Balloteli. Similarly, the centre full backs Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren also made a effective contribution in the game and the Vulnerable defence that Liverpool had earlier seemed to be improvised a lot.
What Liverpool is missing at this moment is a quality finisher, Mario Balloteli got some opportunities to lead the score but he could not connect himself with the ball once and the other ball he hit the bar. Daniel Sturridge is missed badly and nobody has been able to feel the void.
Every game ends up with some lessons to learn and improve the weak areas. Liverpool Fc might not have been able to gain a deserving points but we should have patience and continue never letting the passion degrade.
some lessons to learn and improve the weak areas. Liverpool Fc might not have been able to gain a deserving points but we should have patience and continue never letting the passion degrade.
A Kop from Nepal