We Just Can't Get Enough
|Full marks for passion lad!|
We're only two games into the new season and spectacular penalty miss aside Suarez is stamping smiles on Liverpool fans faces everywhere. The Uruguayan got Liverpool's second on Saturday after an Ramsey own goal.
Dalglish set up his side with Suarez originally on the bench and Dutchman Dirk Kuyt was chosen to start with big man Andy Carroll up front. For Arsene Wenger he already had an endless list of injuries and suspensions and so fielded as best a side he could, Nasri was in the starting eleven and many believe that was his last game in an Arsenal shirt.
Early proceedings appeared to favour Liverpool after some strength in attack made the gunners work hard. Emmanuel
Things went from bad to worse for the home side too as minutes later Koscielny limped off injured. He was replaced with Miquel.
Stewart Downing was once again providing the pace for Liverpool down the flank. He was unfortunate with some of his attempts to play Carroll through. Adam in midfield was also looking lively and some speculative long range attempts from the ex Blackpool man nearly put the Reds ahead before half time.
The second half was much of the same, Arsenal despite some renewed energy didn't pose any real threat on the Liverpool goal. Reina at every Arsenal attempt had it more than covered.
With 20 minutes still left on the clock and both teams still without a goal, it was perhaps not the best of moments for Wenger's boys to go down to ten men.
I'm not sure if it would be fair to say Arsenal were missing Fabregas's leadership skills and presence in midfield, because I'm not a believer in one man making a team, but whatever was wrong with Arsenal, it needs sorting fast.
Liverpool got their first goal shortly after bringing on Suarez and Meireles. It was more involvement from the Arsenal players than our own and a comical own goal from Ramsey put Liverpool ahead. The Reds caused enough problems in the box to help put the ball in the back of the net and the momentum from here on in continued strongly.
Arsenal brought on Bendtner to try and mix things up a bit but less than 10 minutes later none other than Luis Suarez put the game to bed for the Reds.
Meireles played in by Lucas Leiva swept the ball across the Suarez who after the best efforts of the Arsenal defence still received the pass deep in the box and slotted home to put Liverpool 2 nil up.
2 goals in 2 games for El Pistolero ain't half bad and in a win over Arsenal at their home ground, a feat we haven't managed in 11 years... Well he's a kop hero already.
Ramsey had a shot late on in an attempt to redeem himself but Charlie Adam managed to get a block in. It was an uninspiring performance from Arsenal's team of apparent "sexy footballists". The one thing they used to rely on, a good flowing style of football was utterly absent today and it was a great victory for Dalglish's eleven.
Next up for Liverpool is a Carling Cup tie at Exeter. With no Europa League to worry about it would be nice if Liverpool could get to the latter stages of either the Carling Cup or the FA Cup.