Thought he was outstanding today. Worked really hard and tore at newcastle's defence right from the off. The way he shrugged off bernard (who's very quick) to set up Garcia deserved a goal, but maybe next time he'll get one.
That overhead kick attempt was class as well and would have been one of the favourites for goal of the season.
He workes so much better with a strike partner to work off. And especially one who is going to stay in and around the box like mellor did today. The way he turned elliot for mellors goal showed his strength and the little pass through showed that when he has players around him moving into space he will pick his head up and find them out.
His goal (after a great turn and pass from kewell) was class as well and showed everyone who didnt see Euro 2004 the kind of ability he's got in front of goal. Top class Milan, and here's hoping when playing with a strike partner like Morientes (prays) he and we will be even more deadly.
Come on you red men.
Kewell worked harder again today. Still dont think he did much other than the goal assist. He seemed to do a little move to get away from a plyer, then either pass it, or run it into one of their players. But more positive and improving bit by bit all the time. He's getting stuck again and as such will get a lot more support from people.
Garcia: Glad to have him back as he offers that something different. He did a little flick today and took it away from their player. Something you dont see a lot of players try. He'll look a lot sharper when he is fully fit, but should have buried that chance early on.
Nunez: looked good when he came on, still raw and unfit, but getting better,. did well to pick out harry all alone late on, but harry should have done better. Will look even more dangerous with two up front to aim at, especially if one of them is staying in the box.
Alonso and Gerrard: maybe trying to out do each othjer with some of the longer range passes, but looked promising and something to build on. I think we look so much better with 442 than the kind of 451 we have been playing recently. Benitez used a 4-2-3-1 at valencia and i think for that to work at liverpool we need an aimar type player to play behind a striker and have gerrard and alonso in midfield controlling things. If we do it that way then it can work imho, but not in the way we have been playing it.
All in all a good days work and made all the sweeter sitting in my geordie mates living room watching it. He ended up saying that if liverpool were going to dive all game (
he hasnt got a clue) then he would send his team out to kick our players to death. Typical fan who knows his team has been beaten by the better side.
Well done red men