Liverpool back with a bang!

12 09 2009

Although the headline that I’ve used is quite sensationalist, Liverpool did little to convince me otherwise! For a change! Liverpool started with the same 11 as from their win against Bolton and Babel still stayed out much to his chagrin, I am sure.

The first 15-20 minutes saw Liverpool getting their footing in the match and they looked less than convincing. However, Benayoun seemed to have regained his bearings as he cannoned a goal on the 26th minute to the delight of the KOP! This was a cue for Liverpool to all out as the Reds almost clinched another one hardly a minute later.

Burnley (White) battle on in vain! Courtesy: AFP

Burnley (White) battle on in vain! Courtesy: AFP

Burnley rallied and attacked the Liverpool goal with gusto that most teams of Burnley’s caliber don’t show. However, a counterattack from Liverpool yielded another goal courtesy of a deflection from Benayoun that the ever so hardworking Dirk Kuyt put into the net in the 41st minute! At half time, Liverpool had quite a commanding lead of 2-0.

Hat trick hero! www.soccernet.com

Hat trick hero! http://www.soccernet.com

The second half followed in the same vein as the first. It was all Benayoun and Gerrard as the latter provided an impossible assist for the former to get his second goal of the game on the 65th minute! At 3-0 Liverpool had put the game beyond Burnley’s grasp. If it wasn’t for an offside of a Gerrard freekick a couple of minutes later, Benayoun could have got his hat-trick! But it was far from over as on the 82nd minute, an intricately chalked out play that left the Burnley back line bewildered, saw Yossi Benayoun get his third goal, his hat-trick as Liverpool took a 4-0 lead that was so reminiscent of their previous seasons explosive exploits!

Adebayor Celebrates beating Gunner black and 'Blue'! www.soccernet.com

Adebayor Celebrates beating Gunner black and 'Blue'! http://www.soccernet.com

At this very moment, it is interesting to see that old gunner, Emanuelle Adebayor’s salvo had his new employees, Manchester City 4-1 up over Arsenal!

The game at Anfield stayed without anymore twists and turns if you don’t consider Voronin missing an absolute sitter and Liverpool took  3 points and 4 goals from this match!

There were certainly positives and negatives from today’s encounter. The positives mainly being Benayoun’s return to form, A goal for recently goal starved Dirk Kuyt, Lucas steadfastness in midfield (Surprise!Surprise!). The negatives were: Not the best backup forwards for Torres.

The goals for Liverpool were from: Benayoun (27), Kuyt (41), Benayoun (61,82)

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