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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Liverpool come out victorious in the 201 mersyside derby, but at what Cost?

At Anfield earlier today Liverpool and Everton met for the “£10 million” pound game, Liverpool came out victorious so does this guarantee them a 4th spot finish? Of course it doesn’t there is still another 8 “£10 million” pound games left so anything is possible.

I was impressed with the way Liverpool played in the first half, they played at a high tempo and were a far better side. If any one doubts Stevie G’s commitment to the Liverpool cause they should have seen the way he celebrated at the final whistle and after scoring the opening goal of the game.

You will all read about this game in tomorrow’s papers, so I will focus on the naïve Milan Baros. I rate this player highly, and he has the potential to become one of the best in the business

Milan has been playing in the shadow of Michael Owen ever since he joined Liverpool. With Owen’s departure we should be seeing Milan scoring 20 goals per season and not missing chances the way he did against Everton, Byer Leverkusen, Blackburn Rovers I could go on. Unfortunately, he lacks the killer instinct in front of goal and his decision making is also questionable at times. These are areas of his game that he must improve if he wants to become a great player.

Milan was rightly sent off against Everton and he will now miss 3 crucial games for Liverpool. Milan’s club may pay the price for his stupidity, as they are already without so many first team players. The expression on Rafa’s face as Milan trotted towards the dressing room head down summed up how the Liverpool fans must have felt about the sending off.
There is no doubt that Liverpool will miss Milan in the next 3 premiership matches, he offers something different up front he can run at defenders, hold the ball up and has a lot of strength. He must pray that his team mates do well in his absence, otherwise his sending off may cost Liverpool a place in next year’s champion’s league.


Blogger T said...

This article is elitefootballtalk.

3/21/2005 12:32 pm

Blogger RedsMan said...

Indeed, Skippy, not one word out of place here.

3/21/2005 12:41 pm

Blogger Berry said...

It was a silly sending off. Baros got caught up in the heat of the moment where challenges had been flying in and it was also a sign of frustration from his misses earlier on (and thought he will have go at tackling instead). Let’s hope he will learn from this and stick to what he is being paid to do. (Maybe the TOC manager should strip him of the captaincy and take the pressure off him)

3/21/2005 8:25 pm

Blogger Abdul said...

It may also cost Baros his Liverpool future. I dont think Benitez rates Baros and I am certain he will be sold in the summer.

3/22/2005 2:19 pm


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