Blackburn 3-1 Liverpool

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Wednesday 05 January 2011 - 8:00 pm
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Blackburn 3-1 Liverpool, Ewood Park, 2011

Another away game, another defeat.

The reds lost again on the road.  This time to a Blackburn side thumped by 3-0 at Sunderland at the weekend, without a permanent manager, struggling near the relegation zone and having made a number of changes to their side.

Hodgson bluffed that he could rest Aurelio, Agger and Kuyt, bringing in Konchesky, Kyrgiakos and Cole.   The bluff failed, and over the course of the game he had to bring two of the players on to try and salvage a sorry 2-0 half time defeat.

The large Liverpool FC contingent at Ewood Park got behind the team in fantastic voice, but there was no room for support for the manager.

The most unpopular manager in Liverpool FC history was last night said to be, finally, in the firing line, after leading Liverpool to one of their worst Premier League starts since the second world war.

Liverpool did close in this game early on, when Torres headed wide from a Konchesky cross, but there was no spark of life in Liverpool that had been briefly seen against Bolton.  This was like all the other 9 away games this season.  Limp, lifeless and dull.

Blackburn took the lead on the half hour, and had doubled it before half time – with Benjani grabbed his first goal in 12 appearances, in his first game back for 8 weeks.

Ten minutes in to the second half and it was 3-0.  Benjani again after some more shocking defending, this time from Skrtel and Johnson.

The mood changed inside the ground, and as the Blackburn fans mocked with ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’, many fans added their name to the chorus.

The supporters still got behind the team and the players, Gerrard scored a consolation goal before being handed a penalty late on, which he unusually put over the crossbar.

A long night at Ewood Park completed and Liverpool are beginning to head back towards the relegation zone.

Fenway Sports Group should have removed the current manager a long time ago.  They can’t continue to dodge this decision anymore.

7 comments on
Blackburn 3-1 Liverpool

  1. well said imran, i just find it shocking thats they have no balls about them to sack the manager,,, and with the red sox, they didnt waste a second….

    i have had enough of the club now, after 3 years with H&G, nesv at the minute are no better, still no c.e.o, no sacking of roy and no nothing, theres planning and doing things, but they do nothing at all. i am starting to question the whole of the nesv group and why should i not?

    sad times, and the players must be all over the place ?????

  2. With no football men at the club it’s no surprise to see us in this pathetic state.The new owners don’t have a clue how bad our team and manager are.No player would want to join our sorry team at present infact i sense that Torres will leave soon.

  3. liverpool is in a great depression and it might be heading for relegation and it really bad for a big team like liverpool to be relegated .what is the problem that is taking place and chelsea might follow it.but i am happy for my fellow zimbabwean benjani mwaruwari who scored 2 goals..

  4. we are in free fall. i saw video of this game awfull defending. defenders caught flat footed. some players have to go as well as hodgson. we looked like a team with little desire and passion.

  5. at the moment with roy in charge, Liverpool in my view could even get relagated,,, i have followed and supported Liverpool for 22 years… and with a sad heart and with a tear in my eye, Liverpool are in hug decline while the owners do not get some direction and leadership back into theis club,
    Replace roy with keeny short term, then id kenny is happy for the long term get Frank Rijkaard, who would link well with the wole club as the academy guys like roldolfo and the other guy.

  6. Blackburn Rovers.
    You caught Liverpool on a bad night (thanks to Roy Hodgson).
    If we can offload Hodgson we will finish above you no problem your s—e.
    As for your comments about Steve G, the blue s—e Livertonians from across the park start these roumers off to entertain themselvs (sure your not one of them?
    The Mighty Reds LFC My Home Town Team

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