…But We’re Getting There.
Alternative Title: The Liverpool FC vs Trabzonspor UEFA Europa League Playoff 1st Leg Roundup
1.0 Captain Fantastic Steven Gerrard didn’t play.
2.0 Ryan Babel, undisputed King of Twitter among the Liverpool squad, scored the sole goal of the match. Joe Cole with the assist.
3.0 Fernando Torres replaced Babel at the start of the 2nd half. He had two half-chances at goal and was looking lively and springy already.
4.0 Joe Cole missed a penalty. It was quite a weakly-taken penalty, if I have to say so myself. Was he trying to channel Xabi Alonso with his straight-down-the-center PK? His kick lacked the necessary power to take it through the keeper. Then he goes on to admit that he hasn’t taken a penalty in more than a decade. Que?! Surely he must have practiced PK’s during training sessions with England? I. Don’t. Understand.
5.0 So Liverpool FC will take a slim lead going into the 2nd Leg. I ‘m so expecting nothing less than a goal fest.
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Enjoy and YNWA.