Andy Carroll was given a lot of stick following his performance against Wolves but Kenny Dalglish did the right thing and started Carroll upfront on Saturday in the Merseyside Derby and it paid off as Carroll scored the opening goal for the Reds.
Many people are saying that the sending off of Everton’s Jack Rodwell was the reason Liverpool went on to win the game but Liverpool had to continue playing well against 10 men in order to get the result.
Dalglish said after the game, “Sometimes it is difficult to play against 10. It was difficult because you know what you’re going to get from Everton and they put in a great effort to try and keep it at 0-0, or even win it themselves.
“It was never going to be easy for us, but I think the way we went about our work was a great credit to the players.”
There was a lot of relief among Liverpool fans especially with Carroll getting his first Premier League goal of the season and hopefully this will spur him on to get more.
Martin Kelly also put in a great performance on Saturday together with his left-back partner Jose Enrique. Picking a man of the match for this game is going to be difficult as we had several players who really stood out well. It was a pity Dirk Kuyt failed to convert his penalty as that could be seen as the only major blooper of the day from the Liverpool players.