Liverpool got a morale boosting victory at home to Wolves at the weekend, and for me there were an equal amount of positives and negatives from the display. It is not surprising considering the Reds are still a work in progress but I am hopeful we will see improved performances from the Reds in the coming weeks, especially with the return of Steven Gerrard to the side.
1) Carroll and Suarez partnership – We saw the first signs against Wolves that the partnership was beginning to gel, in no small part due to Carroll’s improved performance. Andy is still playing a lot deeper than I would like and he needs to get into the box a lot more often to allow more crosses to be put in from wide areas so he can get on the end of them, like he did with his header that hit the post. Still he was full of running against Wolves, made a great cross which Suarez nearly connected with, and the Uruguayan is even anticipating Carroll’s flick ons a lot more which is promising. For my liking though, they are still playing a bit too far apart, and a lot of the good stuff from the pairing came from individual skill rather than linking up with each other.
2) Return of Steven Gerrard – The Liverpool captain made another cameo against Wolves, building up his fitness, and hopefully he will be ready to start a match soon. To see him linking up with Luis Suarez will be very exciting and hopefully the two will start to play on the same wavelength in the same way that Fernando Torres and Gerrard did. It will also be intriguing to see who he replaces in the side though, Adam or Henderson?