Following on from Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, Liverpool fans will be hoping that the Reds will maintain their determination and performance as they take on Blackburn Rovers during their mid-week encounter.
One would struggle to see how Kenny Dalglish plans to fit the big, lanky Englishman into his plans. I find his selection very odd. Over the past few matches, he has only started one game, that being the Liverpool FC vs Newcastle match. Why, of all matches, put Carroll up front for the game that he probably would have had nightmares about. No run of form, no run of games. It’s quite simple as that.
I am planning on giving up on Andy Carroll only after he gets that run of games that we always talks about. He has shown his potential in the Carling Cup, albeit against lower opposition, and I would really like to see the Englishman get more minutes up front alongside our Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.
The second thing I’d like to say is that Luis Suarez is unplayable sometimes. He’s just that good. His temper must be kept in check though, if he is to avoid trouble for the rest of the season. It seems as though him and Steven Gerrard have developed an understanding that could even be described to be as good as the Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard combination that has been made famous down the years, so I’d like to see more of that.
Oh thank the lord.
Daniel Agger is back. And my have we struggled without him. He did a much better job than Jose Enrique out on the left, and perhaps even showed me that the Spaniard was in some ways a liability to this Liverpool side. Enrique loses the ball a lot and isn’t too productive. Daniel Agger brought the ball forward well and managed to even get that header to strike the woodwork before Luis Suarez turned it in.
I think it’s even possible that Daniel Agger will start out on the left instead of in the center when he returns, because Enrique must understand that although his spot isn’t so competitive, he must work hard for it. It has also been his few mental lapses (positioning) which have in many ways lost us points over the past few games.