Finally, a home draw that we most certainly didn’t mind taking. Craig Bellamy returned to haunt the club that released him last summer after scoring the winner for the Reds to send them to the Carling Cup final.
But one has to wonder, if this Liverpool FC are capable of holding perhaps the strongest English team over the course of this season, why we lost 3-1 to Bolton over the weekend.
So Nigel de Jong opened the scoring with what looked like a beautifully scoffed shot (did I just say that) curling into the top right corner after some lovely build-up play by David Silva down the left side of the midfield. Steven Gerrard then equalized for the reds shortly after as Micah Richards was (slightly) harshly adjudged to have handled the ball in his penalty box. The Liverpool captain accepted the invitation with a powered shot past Joe Hart, slotting it into the same corner he shot in the first leg.
In the second half, Dzeko capitalized on a delightful cross from Serbian wingback Kolarov to slot it past Reina for a rather easy tap in at the backpost. But 6 minutes later, scores were evened up once again, with Jordan Henderson and Craig Bellamy combining to produce a magnificent goal to send Liverpool FC fans into raptures.
Still the most successful team in England. 18+5>19+3