It is easy pointing fingers. You could have a look at Carroll. He should have scored. So should player a, player b and player, yes you guessed it, c. There's a pattern evolving. We go out, guns blazing and similar cliches. We have chances, we don't score. It happens. We play brilliantly, but we don't score. It can happen. The opposite team takes heart. They get belief.
We get frustrated. For the rest of the game.
So instead of keeping up the thoughtful building up we showed for around half an hour in the first half, we start getting impatient. Route one football is suddenly the way, for such is our annoyance with not already winning, that there is no other way than to hurry, and to commit, without thinking. Suddenly the game opens. Swansea get a few chances, which gives them even more heart. The machine that once were Liverpool seem broken. Wes Brown scores an own goal.
It seems like an unshakable evil. An ex-player yet again scores for his former love, for the opposite team. It doesn't matter at Anfield, does it? Word of mouth spreads. They are winning, not deservedly, but winning nonetheless. We are not. The tension gets us. We have young players. They young ones react. They feel the atmosphere, They do. That's what they do. There's no composure. The game is more open. The machine is broke. The game can be won, but still, all the youthful will is wasted. Vorm has taken heart. The Welsh can see the point. they can see our frustration. It is obvious. Carroll kicks a ball after the whistle, but he is no worse than the others. We are showing it. We are not holding it in. We can't keep our composure. I feel the same way. I am watching. I can barely sit, I'm that angry. Because I can see it. We're not showing belief. We are showing frustration. I resign.
For the rest of the match I'm crossing my fingers. It can go any way now. I'm just hoping. There is only hope. No confidence. No confidence at all, against Swansea, at home, at Anfield.
It is a sorry state, and only very good coaching and a few lucky results can change it. Lets hope for both.