10 goals in 3735 combined minutes for these two. Not exactly “lovely.”
Kenny Dalglish analyzing why Liverpool lost to Wigan for the first time at Anfield.
” Maybe there is a lot we have to educate ourselves about and maybe not have to play the lovely football we try and play. Maybe we need to change our philosophies a wee bit.”
Barcelona plays “lovely football”. Here in the Premiership Brendan Rogers’s Swansea play “lovely football”, Arsenal now they’ve discovered Song’s inner Fabregas are playing “lovely football”, Man Utd plays “lovely counterattacking football”, and even Spurs are capable of the odd game or three of “lovely football.”
When you score only 36 goals, the eleventh fewest in the league then “lovely” is not the characterization you ought to seek. How about effective? Maybe there needs to be a look at why Luis Suarez for all his fantastic bobbing and weaving is unable to manage a simple finish. If Tim Cahill at 5′ 7″ can find his target then Andy Carroll and his 6′ 3″ frame should be burying goals with his head as a matter of routine? These are the two obvious places to start because you spent £60m on just these two strikers to score goals.
Dalglish’s second Liverpool stint has seen him in a state of denial or projection or using some other defense mechanism about other things too, cf., Luis Suarez’s Patrice Evra problem. Maybe Liverpool needs a younger coach with ideas?