This was a bit catty.
You’ve all heard the comments Steven Gerrard made about Everton yesterday, comparing them to Stoke City – essentially the footballing equivalent of telling a woman that she has ‘a nice personality’.
Every single time they get the ball to the goalkeeper it comes in long.
There was only one team who came to play football and that was us. Everton are not better than us.
I thought we were fantastic and stood up to a team that are very similar to Stoke.
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.
Or, an alternative way at looking at it, was that Liverpool threw away a two-goal lead.
Anyway, childishness aside, here are some statistics from Sunday’s derby – courtesy of the BBC:
Yup, Liverpool sure did play all the football, if by ‘all’ Gerrard meant ‘completing fewer passes, with less accuracy, with a statistically more direct approach’.
It just seems a bit unnecessary: the game’s over, and in spite of the disallowed goal a draw was probably a fair result. Move on – Gerrard needs to stop telling us how good a side Liverpool are, and focus on improving the club’s table position to back up his claims.
Stoke City? Behave yourself…
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