Liverpool home. What was the score? 1-2
I think the 2nd half proved that the Addicks have been over-achieving in the Premiership with the resources available to us whilst the once mighty Liverpool have been well and truly under-achieving. My brother turned to me after 5 minutes of the 2nd half and said "If we can just weather this storm, we will be alright!".
Well the storm lasted for about 45 minutes didn't it?
I couldn't knock Curbs over the substitutions. Thomas once again struggled against top quality opposition although this was not helped by him being switched to the other flank. Young was in desperate need of some cover against the rampaging John Arne Riise although Kish, in my opinion, was more often a hindrance not a help.
Euell replacing Hughes was a must as we needed to, at that point in the game, assert some kind of attacking strategy because they were camped in our half and reverting to a 4-4-2 at 1-1 with Jeffers joining Bartlett up front had to be applauded, alas we soon found ourselves behind.
Whilst mentioning Euell, I for one was pleased that we showed some muscle and sent that twat Jordan and his big gob slithering away with a fly in his ear after Palarse's £2.75m bid for him, however he was totally crap when he came on on Tuesday night. It was a big stage to prove something but he contributed nowt.
The first half was very enjoyable with Murphy and Konchesky outstanding. Murphy looked knackered at the end of game because he gave every ounce of effort against his old club. He seemed pretty sheepish though after putting a peach of a corner onto Bartlett's head for our goal after being given a standing ovation by the Scousers. It was pleasing to see Bartlett score again, just days after signing a years extension to his contract and well deserved it was too after his recent lonesome performances.
Despite riding our luck and with the help of some great saves by Deano, it was fucking annoying that a mistake by Hughes led to their equaliser. No doubt Mor, Mor, Mor, Morientes will score a few more like that mind!
After the equaliser we again had illusions of defensive grandeur and thought we could just sit back and soak up the pressure - when will they learn? And despite Curbs efforts to change the tide, Liverpool just got better and better and lets face it were pretty awesome at times.
Oh well, we must move on, it's a big month ahead starting with Newcastle tomorrow. Hopefully the 1,000 or so Addicks making the trip don't suffer with vertigo because they will be sitting a long way up at St James. The same team me thinks but with Kishishev replacing Hughes.
Reports from others that were there: BBC Sport
; The Times
; All Quiet
; The Guardian