Liverpool totally dominated Stoke from the kickoff yesterday in our 2-0 win. We should’ve been comfortably 2 up by halftime but the keeper was in form.
Strange formation but it worked well considering we were dealing with a longball team full of giants. Soto was brilliant in handling John Carew in the air and on the deck.
What I liked about the formation is that it was very fluid and adaptable. You would think having 6 defenders on the pitch was negative but it was anything but. Fabio and Glen Johnson were attacking all the time. Agger was great at bringing the ball upfield from the back. Martin Kelly shut down the right flank but was attacking when needed. Skrtel was also comfortable and assured for a change.
Raul Miereles continues to impress. I’m loving this lad and I thank Woy for bringing him to Anfield and to LFC for doing it quietly. Brilliant poachers goal from the Gerrard free kick.
Suarez came on and although he had a few bad touches in the first five minutes, he grew in confidence in record time. Once Dirk Kuyt put him through for a one-on-one it was just late. He brought pace, power and trickery. Exactly what we signed him for.
Its looking good. Once AC is back from injury we will be a scary team to play. I have no words for Kenny’s tactical mind. He’s bringing his brilliance to a whole new generation of fans and I’m loving it.