Two games of very recent memory today.
First, the sad day.
19th September 2010, Manchester United 3 - 2 Liverpool
Berbatov 42, 59, 84 - Gerrard 64 (pen), 70
Honestly, when that Berbatov overhead kick went in, I was shocked, disbelieved and went 'wow'. I thought we were going to get hammered bad because that hit us right where it hurts. Then, luckily Evans, brought Torres down and out of nowhere, we were finally back in the game. Gerrard with ease tucked the pen and the very next minute, I think it was Vidic brings Torres down again and I could feel it. It was going to be a goal, and Gerrard squeezed it through the wall and into the net. Van Der Sar didn't even move. I jumped for joy and suddenly thought it was our change of fortune. Last few minutes and shit, Berbatov's got his hat-trick and we messed it all up. Damn, seemed we were back in it when we were dead and buried but then got hit and fell down. To this day, I hate PFK for that performance, terrible, was marking Berbatov for the first goal and could defend the cross for the third one.
19th September 2009, West Ham United 2 - 3 Liverpool
Diamanti 29 (pen) - Torres 20, 75
Cole 45 Kuyt 41
My Dad and both uncles went to the match and I couldn't because I had an exam the next day.
How I rue it. Rafa still at the seat. First Torres scored a sublime goal, outpacing Tomkins and then finishing it wonderfully over Green. Then West Ham got a penalty and though, I stand by it, Diamanti slipped while taking it and touched the ball twice, West Ham equalized. I can't really remember Kuyt's goal (if anyone has the video, it would be appreciated) but I think he scrambled it in. Then right before half-time, Carlton Cole finished off a corner by heading the ball into the net, and I said to myself, here it comes again, the criticism for zonal-marking, because prior to the game, we'd conceded I think 4 goals in two goal to Spurs and Villa from set pieces.
After half-time, Rafa got the tactics right, brought on Babel to give us pace on the right wing and after many chances it finally worked when Babel after feinting twice/thrice, crossed a majestic ball to Torres who calmly headed in the winner.
Great match, which had its ups and downs and one of the highlights of that season for me.