to be honest we played terrible.
Gerrard had a poor game, all told. It's funny, really, how history will record this as the Gerrard Final (see other thread) when he played quite poorly. Apart from the three goals and the penalty, obviously. That sounds ridiculous, doesn't it, but ask him and he'll agree. That's football. On another day, he could have had the best game of his life and the chances mightn't have fallen for him.
Xabi was clearly not fit and it showed. JAR was careless and Harry was out of sorts. In fact, both were to blame for the first goal. Crouch didn't contribute much apart from his assist.
Carra had a bad game, no doubt about it, and he would admit that himself. Not just the og. Ashton caused him and Sami lots of problems. Finnan was solid enough but Etherington got around Sami and him too easily for the second.
Cisse had his usual infuriating game, while Nando spoke at length before the game about us seeing the real Morientes. As someone has pointed out, maybe we did, and he wasn't much good.
Momo got better as the game went on, and Didi was his usual classy self.
Reina had a fucking nightmare until half time. When could you ever say that before now?
Overall, we played badly, but our class and spirit got us out of jail.
Man of the match? Yossi Benayoun.