ESPN stepping up and showing my boys Liverpool versus the midlands club Aston Villa. I’m going to go do my best to give you live commentary.
American and former Liverpool keeper Brad Friedel is in goal for the Villians. He usually has very good games against his former club, hopefully not tonight.
By the way, to all the naysayers who say football is for wimps, tell them this, that Curtis Davies for Villa is playing with a dislocated shoulder and Skrtel is playing with a broken jaw.
After the jump, skip to the bottom to read along with the game flow (spoiler alert!, if you focus on the top of the post)
Woeful by Liverpool. Didn’t deserve to win this game at all. Hopefully this will be a kick in the pants that they need…but is it too late? I’m too depressed to write anymore.
GAME OVER… Liverpool 1 – Aston Villa 3
Liverpool giving up..horrible
89: Two great saves by Friedel…He’s having a great game
86: Liverpool going from bad to worse right now. Villa sensing it, have turned up the pace and finally are playing decent football
83: Babel shoots…nothing from it…at least he’s doing something. Liverpool playing better…they should since their season is already slipping away from them after three games. I really want to swear right now…need to talk to the brothers to see if i can do that.
80. Great save by Friedel…BAH
79: Heskey on for Villa. Penalty shout for Liverpool. Not a penalty but no way Beye was going for the ball. That would be a foul anywhere else on the pitch
Young scores….THIS SUCKS…Liverpool are playing so badly. The worst i’ve seen in years and now Babel is on and Benayoun is off. Hopefully Babel can do something because usually he is terrible and without any passion and devoid of creativity…i’m being nice too.
74: Gerrard makes a TERRIBLE tackle and conceeds a penalty
Liverpool 1 – Villa 2
72: GOAL TORRES…lovely passing…Voronin, Beneyoun and Torres finishes it off… HERE WE GO…18 minutes left!
69: Gerrard sends a cannon of a shot that almost takes Friedels arms off but the big American keeper is up for the task and saves well
Lets hope the Ukrainian International can make an impact. He did for Hertha Berlin last year…C’MON YOU REDS
65: Liverpool get a penalty shout and but it really wasn’t. Sub: Lucus off…Voronin in.
60: Torres dispossess a Villa defender but dribbles the ball away. He has been atrocious this game…
Liverpool playing much better now. Why the EFFFF did they not start like this…IDIOTS
nope…and Villa counterattack and almost score…i would have cried if they had
58: 3 corners in 2 minutes….third time the charm?
57: Ball in Villa half. Corner for liverpool and a good header by Kuyt which Freidel saves well
55: Liverpool pressuring a little more now and Villa resorting to fouling. Freekick is a good one but Friedel makes a great punch clear.
54: Foul on Torres by Reo Coker. Comes to nothing…getting tired of writing that
49: Gerrard with a terrible pass. He’s having an awful game…then again everyone in red is. Villa seem to be playing with a renewed energy.
46: Gerrard with a great shot after a nice mazy run by johnson. GREAT save by Friedel….bastard ;)
This is will be quite the comeback if they can do it…
Second half about to begin. Hopefully the lads are up for it
Looking at replay…ball did go of Skrtel and Ref was correct to add that extra time due to Reina’s stupid antics. I was wrong, Just very angry right now.
Liverpool are ruining their and my season right now. They played that half with no drive or passion. Villa wern’t much better but they are up by two and somewhat deservedly so.
WOW… 2-0 to villa from a corner kick that should never have happened. Refs messing this up in that goal should never have happened as it was way past regular time. That said Liverpool are terrible. Half time
1 minute of added time
Both teams playing atrocious football
41: Villa gets another freekick in the same position that they scored from. Ball hits the wall
40: Friedel called into action to save a very weak shot by Mascherano. Liverpool are just woeful this half
37: Liverpool doing absolutely nothing with all the possession they are getting…and just as i write that Torres fires in a shot after a penetrating Johnson run (heh). Ensuing corner comes to nothing.
33. GOAL…Lucky deflection from Ashley Young as Lucus just heads into his own goal…UGH…poor guy. Trying so hard but was completely responsible for that goal. Ok lads…step up
Sloppy play from Liverpool leads to a Villa breakaway and Lucus on cue fouls someone. I like Lucus and think he has potential and also think he has gotten some unfair criticism but he’s not having a good game so far.
30: Gerrard looks disinterested as do some of the other Liverpool players. Johnson having a quiet game too. Sidwell just mugs Torres whose black eye must not help with the ladies….or does it?
29: Sloppy play all around from both teams. I think everyone on the pitch could do with a can of Red Bull at halftime
Also a shout out to ESPN’s choice of commentators who can pronounce complicated Greek names with a glorious ease
HD is fantastic. Skrtel has the sort of face that would make babies cry.
25: Liverpool get a break but some lucky defending from Villa gets the ball easily to Friedel
Crowd is unusually quiet for Anfield
20: Slow game. Liverpool are pretty much controlling the game but not much is coming off it. We need a goal or this might turn into a bore draw.
18: Lucus fouled Petrov…gets a talking to from the ref. Right call. Other refs would have reached for card but Martin Atkinson has a cooler head.
15: Free kick for Villa which Carragher heads clear. That has to hurt (Carragher has several stitches in his head from the opening day clash with Skrtel’s jaw.)
12: Kuyt fouled. Gerrard takes a free kick. Half chance for Lucus. Liverpool are creating chances but not finishing. Hopefully they won’t rue those misses.
9: WOW… there were about 4 simple chances in one attacking play. It was like a circus of missed volleys and bad keepy uppy…Liverpool get a corner out of it somehow…that was ridiculous…it was like kindergarten football…corner was wasted.
7: Villa already wasting time… Both teams seem content with a slow pace. Wow half the Liverpool players are stitched up or broken. Agbonlahor sends Skrtel and his broken jaw crashing in the side advertising…no foul but a corner for Villa which comes to nothing
5 minutes: Game in a bit of a lull… sigh…
2 minutes: Freekick onthe edge of the box for Liverpool. All the tall boys in the box…Friedel punches clear
1 minute: Benayoun almost heads in a goal…LOVE THIS player. He is very underrated