Steven Gerrard wasn’t happy to concede a two goal lead to Everton and have a Luis Suarez onside goal disallowed in the Merseyside derby last week.
Post-match he had this to say
“Every single time they get the ball to the goalkeeper it comes in long.
“Everton are effective because they have some big, physical lads in the team.
“We had a young, small team out there who were men and stuck together.
“There was only one team who came to play football and that was us.
Many have this delusional thought that “tiki-taka” is the only or best way to play football. You play in a system that compliments the players at your disposal, and when you have a player like Marouanne Fellaini, playing direct isn’t a bad idea.
A week later Liverpool welcomed Newcastle to Anfield and were held 1-1. The Red’s were the better side, but despite having a bulk of the possession they never really controlled the game. They continued to struggle in front of net and found themselves down a goal courtesy of an Yohan Cabaye strike.
Luis Suarez equalized with 23 minutes to go from a Jose Enrique ball, in which he showed the world why he’s a world-class striker. It was three touches of class that saw the Uruguayan skip past Tim Krul and tap the ball in the net.
Although Gerrard apologized for his comments,it’s funny how things pan out in this sport. Gerrard blasts Everton for not playing “football”, but a week later a Jose Enrique long ball earns the Reds a deserved point.
Football is awesome, don’t you think?