Saturday, January 30, 2010

Liverpool 2, Bolton Wanderers 0

A tough loss, but not a poor performance. Liverpool dominated possession, but did not create a whole lot of chances until late in the second half. Lee Chung-Yong got past the keeper and had an excellent chance to score in the first half, but his shot was cleared off the line. It would have certainly changed the tenor of the match if he had managed to get that goal.

Liverpool looked better than they have in a while, but they still looked vulnerable at the back. Every time Bolton managed to put a cross in, or a long throw for that matter, the back line looked a little shaky.

Owen Coyle played an attacking 4-3-3, similar to what was used at the Emirates last week, and Bolton's first few minutes showed that they were not just at Anfield to make up the numbers.

Unfortunately, Kevin Davies continued his poor run of form. He gave the ball away, didn't create any chances for himself, and even his flick-ons did not have their usual accuracy. New signing Vladimir Weiss got a decent run out in the second half, although Jack Wilshere didn't get to make his Bolton debut.

I am not worried, it was unlikely we would get anything from this match, and as long as the performances continue to improve, the points will come.

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