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Liverpool 1 - 1 Wigan Athletic

by freddawlanen (U9598348) 12 February 2011
Date:
12 February 2011
Venue:
Anfield
Competition:
Premier League
Attendance:
44,609
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Liverpool 1 - 1 Wigan
Meireles 24
Gohouri 65

A great result for us today against a team who had shown a real change in their attitude over the last month or so.
Liverpool seemed a little flat today with just a few players looking the part, again Meireles and Suarez impressed, they could become legends for Liverpool over the next few years, but very few others put in much of a performance.

From our view point, we were lucky to end with XI as 9 times out of 10 Caldwell would have been sent-off, but we played good passing attack minded football, or at least tried to, for the whole game.
Our midfield looks stronger and more settled as each match is played and the extra pace and desire of McCarthy and Moses are a welcome change from some of the lacklustre displays before their return from injury.
Was our goal a fair one or was it off-side?
I couldn't tell for certain on my feed, even with a few slowmo replays, but whether it was legal or not, Gohouri got us a well faught point.
We still lack much of a killer instinct up front, but we're definitely getting better and with a little luck at both ends of the field; like we had today; we're far from being relegation certainties.
The draw between West Ham and West Brom was a perfect result for us, if only Stoke could have won too, it would have been a really good day for us, as it is, I'm still very happy with a point at Anfield and still expect to see PL football at the DW next season.

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posted Feb 13, 2011

Didn't go to the game so I've only seen the extended highlights on footy first which certainly seemed to give a much better picture of Wigan's part in the game than the bits on MoTD. Dalgleish and Hanson's verdicts are good enough for me to suggest we deserved a point.

As for the "offside goal" when will people get it in there heads that it's not what actually happened on the slo mo reply that matters. What the ref and linesman see in real time is the only thing that matters and that won't change (unless we start using video replays at which point I'll stop whatching.) This one was a real difficult one to call right. First time I saw it I thought it was miles off as I thought Rodellega (?) had got a toe to it and nobody else had touched it. Replay showed that Rods had missed it but Alcaraz had got a faint touch in a crowd of players which hardly changed the flight at which point Gohouri was marginally off. My guess is that the lino missed the Alcaraz touch.

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posted Feb 13, 2011

Liverpool couldn't even beat Wigan yet beat Chelsea...how does that work then?

Long way to go for Liverpool fans. Let's see how your average players do when the good feeling Kenny brought back has died down.

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posted Feb 13, 2011

yet more shoddy refereeing cost Liverpool 2 points, and the only person in the entire universe who didnt see he was offside was the linesman... amazing that....

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posted Feb 13, 2011

Badger
Were you sitting/standing in a pretty much direct line with Gohouri at the time the ball came off Alcaraz's head. If not then your "opinion" of whether it was offside is totally irrelevant.

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posted Feb 13, 2011

Why do Liverpool fans keep going on about Caldwell should have been sent off? He wrongly got booked for a shocking Suarez dive, then Suarez produced another shocker of a dive to try and get him a second yellow. He produced 5 awful dives, and the ref saw 3 of them, so by the letter of the law 5 yellows should have been shown to him? Red card, but none given.

Then you had Carragher not getting booked for taking out Moses first half, clear yellow as well as his awful late challenge second half.

Liverpool should have had 9 men in that game.

Draw was a fair result. Up until 75 minutes, 7 shots each, 50% possession each, Wigan just sat back a little too much in the final 15 and Liverpool for the first time in the game exerted a bit of pressure and created 5 shots to 1, making it 12-8 chances overall.

More of the game over the 90 minutes was played in Liverpools half than Wigans but Wigan's final pass around Liverpools box was poor and wasted so many chances to create something different, whereas Liverpool, had a few decent chances on the counter. The game general was like Wigan were the home team and Liverpool were the away team hitting on the counter.

I've looked at the replay of Wigans goal and it's still inconclusive, looks to me as though it might actually be N'Gog's head it came off, when I looked at it in slow motion.

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posted Feb 13, 2011

Tommy, five dives from Suarez? Did u watch the game?! Looked more like ur team were told to get stuck into him on his debut to see how he would react, every time he beat one of your players, he got taken out. Both teams put some bad challenges in.

Still, fair play to your lot, you deserved a point. I agree that you had us pinned in our own half for much longer than I hoped you would.

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posted Feb 13, 2011

Irrespective of whether Wigan's goal was offside or not, our midfield was shocking without Gerrard, Aurelio and Maxi didn't look interested and Lucas couldn't even buy a pass to a red shirt and when Kuyt was subbed for Jovanovic we were admitting a draw.......... if Jovanovic is a premiership footballer then he needs to charged under trades description, the way he slipped and slided his way around the midfield he wouldn't have looked out of place on dancing on ice!..... and to think we let Babel go...... we're getting there, slowly, but no disrespect to Wigan but we should be burying teams down at the bottom!

Oh yeah, and from where I was sitting in the anfield road end, the ref bottled big decisions for both sides!

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posted Feb 13, 2011

Not to start a row or anything but Liverpool fans keep complaining of injustice. So on that basis can somebody please explain how Carraghers blatant handball in the first minute from Caldwell was not given as a penalty. From where I was sat in the away end it looked pretty darn decisive to me. I know a lot around me thought it was a penalty and a steward even admitted it was. Strange it was ommitted from Match of the Day.

I must say though I was mightily impressed with Suarez yesterday. I know a few of our fans have grievances about his diving but it goes on everywhere so it doesn't upset me to be honest. He played very very well, looked really sharp and I have no doubts whatsoever he'll be nothing but an asset to liverpool football club. The game was entertaining, and I thought we were deserving of our point in the general way we played. I hope to see more of that in the coming weeks, starting next week against United. Gotta say my first trip to anfield was everything I thought it would be and more. YNWA is amazing, made the hairs on the neck stand up.

Good luck to Liverpool for the rest of the season ale

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posted Feb 13, 2011

LFC fans do not despair. Yes it was not the best result yesterday but it wasn't the worst. Keeping in mind that we have a lot of players injured and one of our key player got subbed as well. So we just have to keep faith and move on now, once we get gerrard, agger, carroll, cole fit we will be fine for the rest of the season.
It's football guys it's not the first time we are going to have to complain about a decision and it's definitely not going to be the last.
Liverpool have got to realise that 1-0 does rarely get u a result, need to kill off the game.

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comment by Scott (U9387697)

posted Feb 14, 2011

Whether or not the Wigan goal was offside or not is irrelevant. I noticed Dalglish made no obfvious mainstream comments about it & quite rightly so. He's inteligent enough to realise that we should be beating sides like Wigan, and I say this with the greatest respect to them, wothout relying on an official to get a decision right. We haven done this for many years now, raised our game for the "big" clubs & not been able to kill off the "small" clubs it's cost us the difference between where we were & where we are over the previous twenty seasons. No good picking up the points against the Chelsea's, Man Utd, Aresenals etc if we cannot pick up the "bread & butter" points.

I don;t agree that our form over the last few games has been purely a feel good factor from Kenny taking the reigns again, I believe Merelleis has come good at the right time. Lucas has worked hard to get better but, guys like Ngog & Maxi, again with the greatest respect to them, are not good enough to play for Liverpool, it's just one tier too high for them. I still can;t see a five year plan coming out of the club that makes any sense & I certainly have not seen a renewed focus on the academy which, again has cost us over the years. We have nver recovered from Graham Souness I am afraid but, coulda woulda shoulda is no good to us right now, we are where we are. Lets just hope that NESV walk the walk as well as they talk the talk. They could start by beating Man Utd to Gareth Bale should he become available, that would show a very clear statement of intent.

For guys like Dalglish, Souness, Thompson, Rush, I could go on & on, I'm sure it will hurt like hell to see the records that they basically built falling to our greatest rivals, lets just hope that's enough to get some impetus & frive at the club to fix the very obvious problems staring us in the face.

YNWA. winkeyewinkeye

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