Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rampant Liverpool beats Bolton 3-1, 27th August 2011

Liverpool is back at the top of the English Premier League when the Reds beat Bolton, 3-1 at home in Anfield, on Saturday 27th August 2011.

It was the second successive wins for Liverpool, the pride of Merseyside, after beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates on Saturday, 20th August 2011.

Liverpool first match for the 2011/2012 season ended with a 1-1 draw with Sunderland.

This 2 wins and 1 draw out of 3 games is very brilliant for a revitalised Liverpool squad, after a disastrous season opening matches last season.

Without top striker and Spanish World Cup winner, Fernando Torres who moved to Chelsea for 50 million pound sterling, last season, Liverpool finds a perfect replacement in the form of Uruguyan superstar striker, Luiz Suarez.

Suarez (picture above) is no ordinary striker, he is world class and at the same level if not better than Torres. Suarez reminds me of the great West Germany legendary striker, Gerd Muler nicknamed Der Bomber and the world's best player, Diego Maradona.

To me, Suarez has the qualities of Gerd Muller and Diego Maradona combined.

In the first 3 of Livepool matches, Suarez scored 2 great goals.

Suarez also helped his country, Uruguay winning the 2011 Copa America, disposing the likes of Brazil and Argentina en route to lifting the coveted title as South American best and champion!!

Suarez alongside Diego Forlan also helped Uruguay into the 2010 World Cup semifinal, losing to Holland in the last 4.

Well in the Liverpool vs Bolton match, Suarez again continues to be thorn inside the opponents defence.

Liverpool's opening goal came on 15 minutes when Jussi Jaaskelainen brilliantly denied Stewart Downing following a sublime Luis Suarez cross, but Bolton could not fully clear their lines and Jordan Henderson rifled an excellent finish into the top corner.

Any chance Bolton had of getting back into the game was snuffed out in the space of a couple of minutes in the second half as Liverpool extended their lead from one goal to three.

First it was Martin Skrtel who made it 2-0 with a powerful header from a corner on 52 minutes, before Charlie Adam fired in a low shot from the edge of the area for his debut goal for Liverpool since moving in from Blackpool.

Bolton grabbed a late consolation thanks to Ivan Klasnic but the final whistle blew moments later to leave Liverpool top of the table on goal difference ahead of Sunday's 28th August 2011 action.

The home team maintained a ferocious tempo from the kick-off with Suarez, preferred to Andy Carroll up front, at the heart of almost all their attacking play.

With another new player in Downing also influential, Liverpool looked a different proposition from the Roy Hodgson side which started the last campaign so sluggishly.

For Bolton defeat was a reality check after a promising start to the season.

With this win, Liverpool has won 2 out of 3 EPL matches, drawing one, scoring 6 goals against 2 with 7 points.


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