|Robin van Persie does look good in orange. His recent fine form, ensures him a status of `saviour' for Arsene Wenger.|
Yes, any defeat is a pain in the heart. This is felt especially when your team controlled the game, had one too many near-goal chances, denied by the brilliant opposition goalie and a missed penalty. Add all this up, it is a formula for distressed. So we lost to Arsenal 1-2 at Anfield. Some said there goes our Fourth placing. I'd asked them, since when the slots were confirmed in March?
Then you read, inadvertently the UK media some how managed to get Roy Hodgson to comment on the lost and compare his tenure with the popular Kenny Dalglish. I emphasised on the "popular" word because it is a common knowledge that Hodgson wasn't popular among the Kops and the players. He might have a point to say that to evaluate his tenure with King Kenny, the numbers were not that afar. Of course, Kenny got our first trophy and Hodgson didn't. Well, let's go back to our actual issue.
How do you summarised the lost against Arsenal? Unlucky? I supposed we got all the tactics right, the cover for Gerrard and Johnson (Spearing and Kelly) were fine. The way the whole team ran for the ball, managed to unsettled Arsenal for quite some time. It's not as if Suarez or Kuyt didn't touch the ball, but it was simply that the Arsenal's goalie decided to up his game in that particular match.
And of course, Robin van Persie is truly a good striker. He obviously, inherited the magic of Thiery Henry. He didn't get that many chance in front of Reina but he managed to slotted in two goals in as many tries. For this, as a Liverpool FC fan, I salute van Persie for that entertaining skill, though it was a blow into our hearts. It's better to lose to that kind of skills, rather than say... a silly own-goal.
Next game is Sunderland. We can win if we score. Stop. Enough say.