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Liverpool’s preseason friendlies

Posted in Analysis with tags , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2011 by burningball

Liverpool is a team that I try to follow closely because of many things – I want to see how will they play under the amangement of Dalglish after he had a summer full of transfers and whether they will or not compete with the giants in the PRemier League.Not that Pool is a small team, but United, Chelsea and City made many high quality transfers and I wonder how will the merseyside team going to do…

Caroll managed to score only 2 goals in the preseason friendlies

The first game that Liverpool played was against Guangdong in China as Gerrard and Suarez weren’t in the group.The Reds dominated throughout the game as they leaded 4-1 until the last minute when the chinese team scored two goals in the extra time.The game ended 4-3 as the new signing Charlie Adam made his debut but couldn’t do something special.That was until the next game against Malaysia XI when Adam scored from a penalty kick in a game with mixed performances from Pool.There were many mistakes in defence and ┬áthat resulted in many scoring chances for the malaysians.Ngog and Maxi Rodriguez scored braces to bring the Reds to the win while each Kuyt and Adam added one goal.

The ex-Liverpool player Baros celebrates after scoring vs the Reds

The next part of the preseason for Liverpool went horribly as on their visit to Turk Telekom Arena the merseyside team were humiliated with 3-0 as Milan baros scored 2 to beat his old team with Elmander almost raping the goalkeeper with a long range effort to make it 3-0.It’s true that Dalglish let the stars on the bench but players like Doni, Kelly, Caroll and Joe Cole also took part in the game and I don’t understand this result.Bad game, that they have to analyse and keep in mind.And I forgot to mention that before playing with Galatasaray they losed from hull City too with the same result: 3-0.They surely have to clear things out and even though they used mainly back up players these result aren’t pretty.

Valerenga players after scoring in Reina's net

Hours ago the Merseyside team played their last friendly/actually the last one is against Valencia on August 6th/ versus the 11th in Norwegian league Valerenga.This time king Kenny decided to use the optimal squad for the game as it included Reina, Agger, Carragher, Glen Johnson, Kuyt and Carroll and the new signings Adam, Downing and Henderson.It was surprising that the scandinavian players lead until the 84 minute when Daniel Agger scored 2 goals in 5 minutes to put The Reds in front.And again Liverpool conceded a late goal by Fellah and that’s how it ended: 3-3.Of course it’s not so much important game but I don’t think that Liverpool’s mentality ahs changed at all.The new signings are awesome but dalglish’s men concede more than they have to and altough they can stop any team in England my opinion is that they have to work a lot unless they want to lose from Fulham, Bolton and etc./If you don’t understand what I’m talking about, Pool can beat Chelsea and United with ease but may have struggle with the mid-table teams/