Own Goal? Who Cares, Isn't It About Time Liverpool Had A Date With Lady Luck?
After Lucas apparently was unfit, Christian Poulsen kept his place in the starting line up even with the reintroduction of Steven Gerrard. The rest of the side was the same put out against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The first half for Liverpool indicated that Fulham were going to be harder to break down than Wolves at the weekend. Although the Reds were taking their chances; mainly via Fernando Torres, the likes of Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele were causing problems regularly for the defence and Pepe Reina.
Steven Gerrard had a decent first 45minutes even with his three games out he looked pretty fresh. His partner in midfield Raul Meireles was again lively and perhaps by the end of the 90minutes worthy of man of the match once again.
It took Liverpool until just after the 50minute mark to get on the score sheet... Well... To let Fulham get them on the score sheet but we started it so there.
Ok, so in a childish manner i literally couldn't give a toss it was an own goal and what a funny own goal it was, poor old Pantsil... Why'd he even bother? Point was the Reds had finally tasted a bit of luck. Weighing it up with a poor offside decision you have to say it balanced out quite nicely. Although Fulham possibly did deserve something out of the game.
Shelvey and Aurelio made appearances as the second half went on but Liverpool never really managed to take a full hold of the game. Thankfully a very close Hangeland effort didn't find it's way in towards the end and Dalglish's boys could boast of another clean sheet and another 3 points.
With Stoke up next at Anfield it would be a massive bonus to get another three points out of Pulis's side. An away trip to Chelsea after this even with their own problems performance wise, it could be a bump in the road for a progressing Liverpool side.
Nevertheless, isn't it nice to have some positives to focus on for once?
A steal in the transfer window wouldn't go a miss though!