well, deflated but the only surprise was the amount of goals in reality. Anyone who expected us to get anything other than a draw was truly deluded, given their ability to get lucky scrappy goals against us, and our overall record there.
The attack started brightly, but were sadly let down by the defence. Carragher being the chief culprit by not providing a solid base to build from but give the mancs an impetus to come forward. Difference between Carragher and Hyypia is clear - Hyypia may have lost his legs, can even be out of form but will still turn in the solid dependable performances you need. Carragher can't, he's at the final point of a three season peak, clearly illustrates the difference between form and class.
Mascherano's first yellow? Bit early but yeah, would be given in most games I reckon - his second was a fucking joke - when did players lose the ability to question a decision? Fucking hell, a referee is supposed to be impartial and treat each incident separate and exclusive to any others, and when did saying 'What's happening' deserve a yellow card?
Having said that, the goal came beforehand, and it was typical O'Shea/Ferdinand BS type of goal. Pepe should have come for it, Skrtel left it for his keeper but should have jumped as he just provided more leverage for orange gob.
Gerrard was not up for it until the second half and did nothing to pick or gee up his team mates. Alonso was fucking anonymous and was only noticed by not picking up his man and having his token cyncial foul.
Apart from that, SKrtel cannot play with someone who isn't a strong header because if the ball drops in behind him, he's fucked. Fabio did well to contain Ronaldo and had a few deft touches, Arbeloa the same but looked slightly rustier.
Torres was a fucking hero, as was Babel who had ot be sacrificed for the good of the team and work rate. Kuyt had a few good touches and interplay without really threatening.
As I say, Gerrard, Carragher and Alonso didn't turn up, and when that's the base we're building success from, the other players really can't do too much. If the midfield can't give the forntmen the ball, then it just pulls us deeper, which is what happened.
Anyway, it's over now - thank fuck the bitters were held and let's fuckin do them properly next week. And I would happily let the team lie down for Arsenal because of those teo pricks, Hackett and Bennett