Wow what a difference with Gerrard on. His deliveries were first class. But more importantly his forward thinking. Always has been his game. He gets the ball and the first thing He will do is try to play forward. What a relief to see. Adam's first thought is a first time back pass, almost always.
We created fuck all in the first half and we really needed more bodies in the box when getting forward.
It is vital to our season that Gerrard stays fit and Healthy. It's great to have him back.
Well played Agger and Skyrtl. Well played back line in general. Pepe nothing to do,and maybe the wrong decision to come for the ball when Ba chipped him. Distribution solid enough.
I though Downing was better today and did more to get past his man. Looked a little more threatening. Bellamy played really well on the left and took his first goal so well. Only one place to put it and He found it with a great strilke. Delighted it fell to him.
Carroll, worked hard, touch let him down at times, His movement still poor. Great ball into the box and couldn't see the knock down and was too late when the knock down happened. Has to gamble in his movement more for me. He is only reacting to ball as opposed to anticipating the ball and I think that's the difference between an average player and an exceptional player. Got up well for his header onto the bar, but what a ball from the MOTM.
A little anonymous was Henderson but we were very dominant in the middle and hence won a lot of ball there but needed to get a least one more player into the box when we had the ball out wide.
And I tried to post in the Spearing thread but wouldn't let me post. A really polished performance from Spearing. Great movement off the ball to give options. Good use of ball when in possession. Super tackling and was very fortunate not to have his leg broken and He still didn't hide.
All in all a solid performance with lots of possession but little clear cut chances created in the first half. Bring on Gerrard and suddenly we are a different side.
Welcome Back Stevie.