22 January 2011


A refreshing change. Torres will never score two easier goals, but Meireles's was fantastic; it was so far from the keeper I thought it must have gone wide. Better industry, creativity, and defending than Liverpool have shown lately. Wolverhampton are struggling but they were good value in their win at Anfield (and away wins at Molineux are far from automatic).

Meireles was outstanding, but I was pleased with the whole squad. Poulsen was booked for a silly foul in the fourth minute and was quiet for much of the game. He gave away possession cheaply twice in the second half, and Dalglish wasted little time in taking him off and bringing on Shelvey.

I suspect that Konchesky is done at Liverpool, and with Gerrard's return, future appearances by Poulsen may be quite rare.

They still need pace and width, but at least there's a little room for cautious optimism. An encouraging result but a more encouraging performance. Now let's see if they can string together two.