Five Things We Learned From The West Ham Draw
One: The Reds are dire in front of goal.
|Image via www.theguardian.com: Christian Benteke|
You have to feel that including Daniel Sturridge in Saturday's team would have solved some of the main problems because the possession levels and pressure on the ball were fine, even the defensive display was relatively strong, we just can't bloody score! Waiting for the Sturridge return though and then pinning all our hopes on his ability to remain fit? It's just not a long term option is it.
Two: James Tomkins isn't as hard as I thought he was.Tomkins is in his 8th year as a West Ham player (including a short loan spell to Derby) and I've grown to like him over the years. He strikes me as a bit of a stalwart as I'm sure Hammers fans would agree, so to see him go off after crashing his head into Joe Allen's, I was a bit disappointed to be honest. I expected him to carry on with a bandaged head like the good old days!
|Image via www.theguardian.com: James Tomkins, Liverpool 0 West Ham 0|
Three: Steven Caulker fancies himself as a bit of a juggler.New boy Steven Caulker got his first real chance to impress Jürgen Klopp in defence on Saturday, as opposed to playing a makeshift striker in the dying minutes. The defender played pretty well to be honest but Slaven Bilić was right to feel enraged when the ex QPR man handled the ball in the box not once but twice.
|Image via www.theguardian.com: Steven Caulker handball.|
Four: Joe Allen and acrobatics don't mix.If you follow me on Twitter you'll know I popped a quid on Joe Allen with Paddy Power for first goalscorer, so when he leapt up for a bicycle kick I was excited to say the least but the Welshman failed to increase his god like status around Anfield and unceremoniously crashed to the ground.
|Image via www.theguardian.com: Joe Allen|