Well, an exciting week for Liverpool fans as the Reds played their opening home game at Anfield. While the opponents were not the strongest, there is no doubt it was a wonderful game by Liverpool. Some slick passing and movement, combined with the unpredictability of Suarez, intelligence of Gerrard and lethal finishing by Borini and Johnson ensured that Brendan Rodger’s first game at Anfield was one to remember! The Reds started of really well, and were unlucky not to see Suarez score from an early linkup with Gerrard, but the Uruguayan was to be a creator on the day and not a scorer! Rodgers had named a strong lineup and in the end it was too strong for FC Gomel as the effervescent Suarez squared the ball only for it to come off a Gomel player and fall to Borini who fizzed an amazing first time shot under the keeper to score his first Liverpool goal on his Anfield debut.
The scintillating Uruguayan was at it again when he danced past a couple of challenges and laid it onto a plate for Gerrard to score, what I believe, was his 150th goal! Gerrard was unlucky to not add a second when his shot from the edge of the box smashed against the post! And then in the seventieth minute Johnson chased a clearance, chested it down and smashed a thunderous left-foot volley past the keeper to make it three to Liverpool!
It was an amazing game, some wonderful football displayed! Okay, it was a weak side we were up against but still amazing to watch and a change to see eight Liverpool players in the opponents half at one time. This is the way we want to be playing!
In transfer news Liverpool bid farewell to Craig Bellamy, who returned to Cardiff City. He won’t be forgotten having scored the vital goal against City to send us to our first Wembley trip this year! Best of luck Craig!
Also Liverpool welcomed new signing Joe Allen from Swansea. He has been an excellent player for Swansea and hopefully he can replicate that form for us and chip in with the occasional goal!
All in all, a pretty good week for Liverpool, what with Borini scoring and Gerrard proving his doubters wrong (the lad’s still got it!!) and of course, Suarez in his hungry mood, meaning we can look forward to this season!