Two points dropped against Norwich on Saturday in my opinion. Liverpool at home versus a newly promoted team; this must have been a banker when we looked at the fixture list before the start of the season. It is silly points dropped like this that could be the difference between us finishing fourth or not.
As Kenny Dalglish summed it up after the 1-1 result, we created a lot of chances but we simply could not finish. Had it been any other day, we could have won 4-1. “I think we’ve been brilliant in creating the chances,” Dalglish said. “It’s a huge pleasure for us that we’re creating that many chances. So we’ll look at the positives.
“The finishing side? Obviously we’ve got to add to it. But when you look at the facts and figures and reflect on what they’ve actually done and what they’ve actually created, you wouldn’t bet against scoring five or six on any given day, just not today.”
Craig Bellamy got his first start of the season and he did very well by scoring the goal for Liverpool. I was surprised though that Dalglish decided to take him off the field in the second half when he looked like a threat going forward and capable of getting us the winner.
Gerrard and Adam started alongside each other in the middle of the park as Lucas was suspended and I must say I was not overly impressed with the Gerrard-Adam partnership. It looks good on paper but it really did not get going on Saturday. Granted, it was the first time they have played together but I expected better.
Norwich equalised in the 60th minute courtesy of a header from Pilkington which I believe was poorly defended by Liverpool, notably Pepe Reina who came out for the cross and totally missed it.
Liverpool had several chances after Norwich equalised to take the lead but as underlined earlier, we were just not able to convert our chances and this could be a worrying trend as so far this season we have been playing well but are not able to find the back of the net.