Sunderland 0-2 Liverpool

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Sunday 20 March 2011 - 1:30 pm
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Suarez seals victory with a fine individual goal

Liverpool started for the first time with Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll in the side and enjoyed another positive away day under caretaker boss Kenny Dalglish.

Dalglish’s 10 league games in charge have seen an immediate change in form, 20 points and 6 victories in the last 8 games.  For a Liverpool team used to suffering regular defeats only months ago – the reds bizarrely are even starting to talk about catching Spurs in 5th and even with a close eye on Man City in 4th place.

Madness to think that only 12 weeks ago, the reds were being taunted at Anfield as potential relegation candidates by other relegation candidates.

In any case, Liverpool enjoyed their return to one of their happier hunting grounds in the Premier League.  A first half penalty was a slice of luck for Liverpool at the ground where a Beachball once handed the reds defeat.

Jay Spearing was fouled just outside the box.  The referee awarded a free kick but his assistant suggested the incident had taken place inside the box.  The referee decided the assistant was better placed and Dirk Kuyt scored from the spot.

After the goal just on the half hour, Liverpool dominated the rest of the game.  Andy Carroll almost had his debut goal.  Whereas Dirk Kuyt blocked his goalbound effort on Thursday night, today it was Lee Cattermole who cleared on the line.

But there was one man who was a constant thorn in Sunderland’s side and Luis Suarez, who appears to be the world’s most dangerous footballer when on the goal line outside the box, drifted in before firing in from a tight angle.

Even his celebratory dance with Lucas failed to take the shine off a wonderful goal.

What Liverpool fans are slowly expecting of Luis Suarez is the unexpected.

Such has been Liverpool’s resurgence that there is now only 9 points from the reds in 6th to 3rd place Chelsea.

Unfortunately for the reds we are running out of games, only 8 games to go.

In January, the mainstream media mocked Liverpool fans for wanting Kenny ‘inexperienced’ Dalglish back in the hot seat.  It seems, yet again, the Kop got it right.

5 comments on
Sunderland 0-2 Liverpool

  1. On top of the comments that have been made, I also think that with the turn of tide through the club, it will be easier to persuade other players to join us in the summer, we now have players that look as if they are enjoying their football, more now than they were a little while ago, I cant see us playing in the champions league next season and I know it may be a bit childish and spitefull, but i hope that spurs get the fourth spot over chelsea

  2. A good workman like performance by the boys with Saurez impressing yet again. It was never a penalty but after the beachball incident from a few years back i guess it was destiny that something like this would eventually occur.

    Gerard Houllier came and made us into a defensive unit with a complete lack of width, Benitez also played very narrow where few chances were created for the forwards or they were completely isolated. Now we must return to our original style of play with wingers supporting strikers for which Kenny is the ideal man to have in the hotseat, i am no fan of negative European coaches and managers who bore us fans to tears.

    On a seperate note we should consider bidding for Aiden McGeady in the summer, he’s got pace and can run past defenders.

  3. Interesting that Torres left Liverpool so he could play Champions League football. I wonder if he ever considered that if he scored a few more goals at LFC that he woulld have been playing CL football with us?
    Short term benefit for Torres, long term loss.
    And oh, by the way, the article didn’t even focus on the fact that Stevie G wasn’t playing.
    Its starting to feel good to be a kopite again

  4. thankfully suarez has come to the rescure, No need to even mention the name of the other GUY who thought we have no AIM, and that he wants to leave us in shambles. HE should first ask Michael owen, when he also thought only Real madrid can win the champions league and he eventually missed ever touching the champions league trophy,…God is watching, so WE WILL NEVER WALK ALONE.

  5. saurez is going to turn out like torres was in his first year.he has immense footballing skills. he can score from most places on the pitch even acute angles. another dimension he can frustate defenders on opposing teams so they draw red cards. look at his stats since he has been here was instrumental in demolshing man utd. scored 2 goals and given 110% compare that to torres total at chelsea.just watch saurez on you tube we have a monster on our team now.

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