Firstly, what an enjoyable game. Balotelli making his debut, Manquillo and Moreno starting together for the first time and Brendan Rodgers’ 100th game in charge.
Liverpool started brightly and were moving the ball with intent, something that we didn’t show in the game against City. Having Super Mario on the pitch allowed Studge to roam around a focal point which I think makes him more dangerous because it gives the defenders something to constantly think about. Mario held the ball up well generally throughout his debut and should have scored on possibly four separate occasions. Raheem opened the scoring on 8 minutes after some great work by Daniel Sturridge on the right flank, winning the ball back and working his way past a defender to slide the ball through for Henderson to run on to. Jordan played a first time ball across the box for our teenage sensation to slot home from a good angle on the near post.
After a good spell of early pressure, a mark of our success last season, Spurs found their way back in to the game and caused a few awkward moments. Most notably a high, bouncing ball into the box that dropped invitingly for Chadli to hammer a strike towards goal. Mignolet saved well to his left to keep the lead going in to half time and Liverpool took the warning to heart.
After some nice build up play on the left this time, Joe Allen made a surging run in to the box and forced Eric Dier to pull back on his arm. A soft penalty but definitely a penalty and our very own Captain Fantastic made no mistake from the spot, driving in to the bottom left corner past a diving Lloris. No more than 10 minutes later and Liverpool were comfortably in the lead as new signing, Alberto Moreno, won the ball in his own half from Andros Townsend and mauraded down the left for a good 50 yards before striking the ball across Lloris and in to the bottom right corner of the goal.
The opportunity for more came and went, with the most notable being Sterling’s slalem across the box between two or three defenders before tamely poking the ball towards Lloris, but the match was already decided and Liverpool ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.
Moments of note include; Balotelli’s hold up play on the half way line, the same again involved in a mishit clearance but couldn’t control the ball in time to fire into an empty net, Lovren making numerous important tackles, Jose Enrique making his return from injury and a return to the fast paced, counter attacking football that brought us so much success last season.
PS. Rodgers found the Balotelli mishit from 35 yards hilarious. Good moment of levity.
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hi so my friend alice has been missing for over 24 hours now and everyone is getting really worried, so if you live around london uk would you please ring 101 if you see this girl, it would mean a lot thank you bye
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-28997068 this bbc news story explains more about it so please help if you can #findalice
Please help find Alice - west London - URGENT help needed
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she was last seen in Kew by the canal, but she could have walked anywhere from there
shes only 14 and has health problems that make her seriously vulnerable
another pic of her:
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"Am I in love? —yes, since I am waiting. The other one never waits. Sometimes I want to play the part of the one who doesn’t wait; I try to busy myself elsewhere, to arrive late; but I always lose at this game. Whatever I do, I find myself there, with nothing to do, punctual, even ahead of time. The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits."-
Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse (via redwoodcollective)
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"I don’t like the term “falling in love.” When you fall, it’s a mistake that leaves you embarrassed or hurt or both. When you fall, you eventually get back up and they call the getting up “falling out of love” So I don’t want either. I want to grow in love instead. Loving you feels nothing like falling—it feels a lot more like blooming. The reaching of a flower for the sun; the reaching of my hand for yours."- LB, A Few Things About Love (via yesdarlingido)
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