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  • Jason Jason Apr 8, 2013 17:32 Flag

    LFC v West Ham opinions..

    For me, first and foremost, WHU should be given all the credit in the world. I've watched a lot of football this season, both EPL, Europe and International, and I have to say that was one of the most impressive defensive performances I've seen. They were organized, cohesive, resolute, and never made a single error, or came close to a penalty, nor gave away a single silly free kick. Even moreso, I'd say that Collins put in one of the best performances of a CB in the prem all season long, and while it's hard to say someone could ever have Suarez in their pocket, he must have take the ball right off Luis' foot 6-7 times, cleared away others, and headed away any trouble with ease. Honestly I'm surprised Luis didn't lose his composure and do something dumb and get a yellow. So, all the credit in the world to WHU, and Collins for being MOM..

    As for us, it's hard to say anyone had a great day at the office, though I think Stevie was good, Coutinho's movement and ideas were good, and Agger probably our best player on the day. Glen and Jose weren't themselves out wide, Sturridge was very poor, and Suarez one of his worst days in Red. Overall it highlighted why Rodgers' major concern this year, despite us being 4th in goals scored, was to add quality in the final third. We lack another attacking, creative winger, especially once Downing went down to injury, which was the idea behind trying to get Tom Ince in January, and another true #9 who is a finisher, with timely movement, and clinical ability to time his runs right. We must have been called offsides against the back line at least 6-7 times, when chances did present themselves...

    It was a bad day at the office for most of our players, and a great day for WHU. It wasn't like the West Brom or Aston Villa matches at Anfield, it really was just a matter of not making the best of some good opportunities, and a game we should have won 2-0, but didn't. The draw didn't help much, but earlier in the season, we would have found a way to get caught out, and lose ie- WBA, AVL, Arsenal.. One thing I would say, which is my opinion of course, is that I thought we hunted down the ball in packs, and that work rate/desire was there, we just never took advantage of it. I'm disappointed because we needed the 3, but every so often you have a match where you just hold your hands up in the air.. Again, clearly showed where we need to strengthen..

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    • Jason u can forget allabout Tom Ince ..his father Paul now manager of the club said he values his son Tom at 25 million so perhaps Ayres should have upped his offer and taken him for the Ten MILL he could have been bought for back when Holloway was manager of Blackpool...another fine job done by Ayres on behalf of the club eh ?

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      • I can understand PI wanting to hold onto his son as he is one of the most exciting players in the championship, not to mention the family connection, but if he has any regards for his sons career hard to imagine he'd insist on an exorbitant price which is only likely to ensure he stays in the championship for at least another year rather than develop further at a bigger club.

        Although I'm sure at Blackpool it won't be Paul who will be setting the price, but their chairman who never likes to give anything away. But, if for some reason another club does come in willing pay top money at least we'll still get our cut.