Date: 4th October 2011 at 12:11pm
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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.

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12 responses to “Who shone and who flopped against Everton?”

  1. George Guntrip says:

    I hope that I am wrong but to date Andy Carroll is not even worth half of what Liverpool paid for him. He is not a footballer but a Ron Yeats type, who plays up front. He is extremely cumbersome and ponderous. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Carroll just has not got the necessary football skills. If he has not got the skill now he never will have. To liken him to Shearer is a joke. When Carroll is not playing and Bellamy is on the pitch there is so much more creativity and an air of anticipation. Bellamy should start every match for Liverpool I am fed up listening to KK trying to justify Carrols inclusion in the team. KK is also not winning any media friends with his confrontational attitude to nearly every post match interview he has conducted this season. I have been a Liverpool supporter for over 50 years.

    • Gerrardious says:

      so who do u blame for that? would really like to know

    • kagutsuti says:

      Come on.
      With Carrol we can play totally differently, he should be sharper with his duel. Why ?
      Because it will give space to others players.
      He scored 11 in a half season to Newcastle, its not a hasard.
      He needs time, get him the time, we build for the future, we all know this.
      With bellamy we have space but we have a lack of power.
      Downing Gerrard Henderson Kuyt Suarez Adam Bellamy need a player like carrol or to score or to give assist.

      And against Everton i didn’t find suarez shone, i foudn enrique really good and downing and adam really bad it was like we play at 9 with them, it was better withtout them (maybe they were tired)

      So come on REDS

      we gonna kill manu

  2. Gerrardious says:

    n I thought the giant will be free from his prosecutors at least for the next 2 weeks. cant who against u ppl can he?

  3. Gerrardious says:

    sowi. meant to say ‘win’

  4. Gano says:

    I thought we controlled the game well, after they lost their heads. Everyone played well in my opinion, our bench looks stronger by the week. It’s great to have such a strong squad again, now we need to really put teams to the sword, starting with the mancs. The manc defence is terrible, surely we can hammer them at Anfield!!!!

  5. Olowoyeye yisade stephen says:

    I think bellamy should start at d right side while downing should also start at d left side

  6. seo says:

    it seams you worked hard about your writing.

  7. Anon says:

    Atkinson shone, Suarez flosbury flopped…..

  8. Gerrardious says:

    Each time Suarez doesnt play well (to his own standards) in a match, he always comes back blazin in the next …….Mancs!! be very afraid.
    amseriously relishing the prospect of Gerryn Suary starting a match. Also looking forward to seeing Coates start a league match (though I seriously doubt it will be the next match). He cant be worse than Skrtel can he??

  9. i think andy caroll is goin 2 b a top player 4 us just give him time and he will do the buisiness . my 3 concerns about our first 11 is charly adams i just think he is just a average player when gerro gets back put adams on the bench and watch us go . the 1 player who pisses me off is mart skertel useless in defence coulndt tackle a doughnut ….as 4 agger sure he has got shares in bupa as he is always in there gettin treament…i like seb coates put him alongside carra agaisnt those twats from the shit half of the east lancs