Liverpool got off to a perfect start in The Carling Cup on Wednesday night against Exeter by winning 3-1. It was rather a surprise to some fans when they saw the starting lineup that Dalglish had opted for which included Suarez. This was a clear sign that Dalglish is not taking this tournament lightly which makes sense as it gives us the opportunity to win some silverware.
Suarez was his electric best last night and got the opening goal for us. It may have been against a lower league team but ties like this can be tricky as we found out last season against Northampton. Jay Spearing also started for Liverpool and after the match he was full of praise for Suarez.
Spearing said, “You know what you are going to get from him in every game, whether it be a Barclays Premier League game or a Carling Cup tie.
“He was brilliant again for us. He makes our job easier and if he keeps doing that for the rest of the season then I think him and Andy are going to cause defenders and teams a lot of problems.
“We were all happy to see Andy score. Any striker needs that first goal of the season to get themselves going and it will give Andy a lot of confidence going into Saturday’s game with Bolton.”
It was great to see Carroll scoring in this game as he nailed the third. The giant striker has been under unnecessary pressure to score goals but he answered his critics in the best way possible by hammering in a goal. Maxi was back in the starting lineup and got Liverpool’s second which just goes to show the quality we have in our squad now when we can bring in the likes of Maxi and they are still able to do a job for us.
The only down side from Wednesday’s game was the injury picked up by Raul Meireles. The midfielder has a problem with his collarbone and we are not sure yet how long he will be out of action for.