Absolutely seething at hat second half performance. Its displays like that which may well lead to Rafa being sacked, even though he got it spot on yesterday in terms of selection, motivation and tactics. So what the fuck keeps happening at half time. I very much doubt that Rafa told our players to start jogging around, letting Arsenal take as long as they needed to build attacks, or simply pass it around once they were leading. As the game went on, Torres and Gerrard seperated more and more to the point where onew would be in the right corner, the other still on the left wing making no attempt to make a cross a feasible option. And if Carragher and Agger insist on hitting long ball after long ball, it would be nice if the front men would make some attempt at a challenge.
Reina - Nothing to do except pick the ball out of his net, nothing he could do about either goal
Johnson - Good first half, own goal destroyed his confidence to attack
Agger - Good first half, some nice balls to the wing. Poor second half, far too many hoofs
Carragher - Good first half, kept it simple. Same second half as Agger. Poor attempt at a block for OG
Aurelio* - Good delivery first half, and good outlet in attack. Invisible second half, poor positioning for OG
Mascherano - Excellent first half, lack of involvement and inensity second half. Impressive passing
Lucas - Same as above pretty much
Kuyt - Good finish, poor general performance throughout
Gerrard* - Nice touches early on, great pass that Torres should have finished. Frustration grew until he became ineffective
Benayoun* - Poor throughout. Back to the Benayoun of old, one touch too many whenever he was in a good position
Torres* - Tried doing far too much whenever he had the ball. Poor attempt with his only shot on goal. Was visibly frustrated by lack of service
Aquilani* - Did okay, unfortunately for him he came on around the time we started bypassing the midfield
Degen - Did well I thought, wasn't tested in defense and showed some nice touches
Ngog - At least tried to win the aerial balls and hold the ball up. Not much chance to impress.
*-Players who have recently come back from injury, or have suffered niggling injuries throughout the season.