Gerrard Hat Trick Highlights Liverpool’s Failings.
There you have it in a nutshell.
Steven Gerrard put in another man of the match performance to leave fans in no doubt where the clubs problems lie.
Scoring three goals in his 400th appearance for the Reds is Roy of the Rovers stuff (what you’ve never read it!!!) and showed the rest of the Reds midfield the exacting standard they need to achieve.
Never mind that Everton never really had their hearts in it. They were too busy focusing on the FA cup and fielded an under strength team and for that they got what they deserved.
Gerrard was at his mesmeric best. The Hollywood passes came off and as well as the goals his stardust rubbed off on Andy Carroll who put in his best performance in a red shirt to date.
Liverpool are giving inconsistency a bad name
Against Man Utd they deserved a draw and lost. In the game against Arsenal they lost when the points were there for the taking.
Losing against Sunderland was a disaster magnified by the failure in the previous two games.
Against Everton they showed what they are capable of and both Gerrard and Spearing ran the midfield and gave their opponents scraps to live on.
If Spearing keeps this up he will be cementing a regular place in the first team which is no less than he deserves.
Qualifying for the Champions league is now a forlorn hope and transfer targets will be hard to come by in the summer transfer window but Liverpool desperately need to sign a midfielder in the Gerrard mould to make the difference on a regular basis.
There has been a long history of superb midfielders in the Liverpool engine room.
The likes of Graeme Souness, Tommy Smith and Steve McMahon have all made the red machine tick over but Adam and Henderson are not in that league of player. For Henderson he has time on his side but Adam is not of the calibre required and this performance showed why without him being on the pitch.
AFC Telford 2 Kidderminster 1
From one end of the league to the other we go and AFC Telford took a vital three points from this game to give themselves six points of breathing space in the fight to avoid relegation.
Phil Trainer put in a man of the match performance after scoring the Bucks opening goal with only four minutes of the match on the clock.
Survival is now looking a real possibility with the other teams at the bottom of the league struggling to find any sort of form.