Sunday, February 1

The quality of Mersey is not strained

Liverpool 2 West Ham 0

Listen to this on Radio London as it's agreeably West Ham-centric and the commentators spend much of the game wondering why Kevin Nolan is in the team when he's not scoring and not mobile enough to play behind the strikers. There's an ominous feel as soon as the team goes up with Sakho omitted to placate Senegal, Kouyate on his way back from Africa, and Tomkins and Jenkinson injured. The first half is noteable for one good save from Adrian from Sterling and a glaring miss from Markovic as Liverpool play with something of the fluency of last season. The breakthrough comes shortly after the beak when Sterling chests it to Coutinho and from the return pass shoots home.

Our best effort is a snap shot from Valencia. Sturridge comes on after being out all season and you just know he's going to score. Coutinho finds him on the right and he beats Adrian at his  near post, which will not please the keeper. Sturridge then does his silly surfing celebration. Injuries to Carroll and Collins hardly help. Joey O'Brien has a goal disallowed in the last minute after Nolan stands all over Mignolet. So it's now going to be 52 or 53 years before we win at Anfield. Quite apt as in the evening we go to watch The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre and Portia (a Scouser?) is still going on about the quality of Mersey not being strained…

1 comment:

mj said...

I enjoyed the pun, whilst not enjoying the half championship squad were labouring on with