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Although happy about Liverpool's win, Scott is now officially concerned about a Manchester United lineup that could feature Falcao, Di Maria, Rooney, Mata and RVP:
Now that’s much better. Granted, this wasn’t the steady dismantling of Spurs that Liverpool achieved twice last season. Rather, there were a few lucky bounces and calls but more than enough to secure the points and put defeat to Man City behind them.
After a very shaky debut against Manchester City last weekend, Alberto Moreno was solid defensively and showed the type of attacking instincts that Rodgers likes in his outside fullbacks. Robbing the fresh-to-the-game Andros Townsend of the ball in his own half, the Spaniard’s acceleration and speed with the ball allowed him to maraud all the way into Tottenham’s box, where he was given too much space and availed himself clinically with a finish to the bottom, far corner. Something to build on for sure.
I’m not really sure why Steven Gerrard won so many bonus points in this game. He was average at best, despite dispatching another penalty won by Joe Allen who easily tumbled when grabbled by the naïve Dier. For me, Gerrard gave away the ball too often and was not accurate enough in his passing. Don’t get me wrong, he is still a huge asset to the team and deserves to be on the field. But when he has an off day, I am not afraid to comment on the Emperor’s nakedness.
This is farlieonfootie for September 2.