Liverpool are top of the Premier League! I just had to say that to give me some joy as last nights result was rather disappointing but on the bright side we are now top of the league. It may only be by one point but we are top. Yet again I was left largely frustrated after the game as we failed to score for an entire 90 minutes and this is all happening at Anfield. I think we actually play much better when we are away from home as teams tend to just come to Anfield and defend with all they have. This was the case last night.
We knocked and knocked on West Ham’s door but no one could find a way to open it. When we did, their goalkeeper was in great form. When I saw the starting lineups, I was happy as we fielded a very attack minded 11 which I am sure Rafa had instructed to go get goals. Whenever I see Mascherano on the bench, I know that we are out to attack. But even with that attack minded 11, we failed to score and yet again I emphasise the point that we need another striker especially since Torres is injured.
Robbie Keane hardly got into the game at all yesterday and I think his confidence is starting to take a dip now and he was not too happy when he was subbed off. What ticked me off even more was that Ngog came on for Keane and Ngog looked clueless on the pitch. I do not think Ngog is good enough to be playing in our first team yet and should spend some time in the reserves. I would much rather see Pacheco or Nemeth step up into the first team in the absence of Torres.
Our defence is fairly sound right now, even with the reshuffling we did yesterday in giving Hyypia a start ahead of Agger and Dossena coming in on the left. Sami looked dangerous everytime he came up for a corner and should have gotten a goal yesterday. For once, I do not have anything bad to say about Dossena’s performance last night, but still I do not think he is good enough.
We just need to score goals! We are top of the league and have not played well at all since the loss to Spurs in the league. I just hope we start playing well and firing on all cylinders so that we stay top of the league. We are picking up too many draws and it was these draws that cost us a higher finish last season. I just look at the games against Stoke, Fulham and now West Ham at home and we have dropped 6 points from those games. We should be 7 points clear right now and riding away in the sunset to #19. Come on you Reds!