Nobody watching will accept that we were three goals worse than a strong
That in itself is a remarkable achievement, to suggest Burnley against
Apart from being older, stronger and more experienced than our players tonight, the
Paul Anderson, who was there best player, was involved in a straight swap deal with
Incredibly Miki Roque was only on the bench tonight and he cost them around a million when he came in from Spanish club Lleida.
The first half was an absolute delight to watch, both sides looked to pass the ball and although it was at times lacking in goalmouth incident some of the play was very pleasing on the eye.
You certainly wouldn’t have thought
There was no much of a change in the second half but Liverpool finally broke the deadlock with
Roberts in goal saved well from Rob Turner and made an even better save to deny substitute Akbar. We just needed a goal but it didn’t come. Alex McDonald came on for full back Paul Casey as we pushed an extra man forward but it backfired and twice in two minutes
The lads seemed to drop their heads momentarily, it was no surprise they didn’t deserve this, but they recovered and although we weren’t able to pull one back we made certain they weren’t having any more goals.
This was a very tough ask tonight, and the result will say we didn’t make it. But that result doesn’t tell the full story. The response they received from the crowd at the end was no more than they deserved – they really had done our club very proud indeed tonight.
The teams were,
Liverpool: David Roberts, Stephen Darby, Robbie Threlfall, Jack Hobbs, Godwin Antwi, Francis Smith (P Barrett), Paul Anderson (Miki Roque), Charlie Barnett, Michael Nardiello (C Lindfield), Ryan Flynn, Adam Hammill. Subs not used: J Mimms, J Ryan.