Friday, March 07, 2008

When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high...

Liverpool 4-0 West Ham
Seriously, y'all, I am running out of superlatives for Fernando Torres. That was his third hat-trick of the season. That's as many goals in three games as Dirk Kuyt has scored all season. Not that I mean to slag off Kuyt, actually (for a change), because he set up Torres's first two goals and had another decent game.

It was nice to see Liverpool running up the score like this, but I do wish it hadn't taken them so long to get the second goal. After Torres opened the scoring early in the first half, they seemed content to just sit back on their lead and pass the ball around rather than really going for it. I don't know if that was a deliberate strategy or if they were just trying to conserve their energy for the upcoming games. But it's frustrating to watch when you know how much better they are capable of being.

Also frustrating: the ongoing ownership tug-of-war. First the owners want to sell. Then they don't want to sell. Then Gillett wants to sell but Hicks doesn't. Or maybe Hicks wants to sell but Gillett wants a monkey and a sparkly tiara and a pony. I can't keep up, and any attempt to do so is making my forehead as wrinkly as Steven Gerrard's.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

lol nice to see someone else has noticed Gerrard's permanent frown lines :)