Sunday, November 05, 2006

Kuyt Double Seals Win

English Premiership

LIVERPOOL 2 - 0 Reading

LIV - Kuyt (14min, 73min);

(Kuyt scoring from Carragher's goal-bound header)

I didn't catch the game at all, therefore I will not do the match report for this one. But here to say thanks to StevieGo8 for the live updates. Anyway our revival seemed to gain pace as we defeat a spirited Reading 2-0 at Anfield with our Dutch hero Dirk Kuyt scoring a double. He is soon turning into an Anfield hero and is already justifying the amoung we paid for him in the summer.

As Rafa said on, Kuyt is a complete player and I believe it is difficult to find a player with the qualities he posses already. The passion and the drive are hard to come by and already adored by the Kopites with his down to earth character and always the last to leave the field as he embarks on his routine walk round the stadium applauding the fans, showing his appreciation for the support.

He actually didn't take too long to adapt to English football and after so many years, it's as if we've found someone that can score the '20 goals a season' and win us cups and trophies. Gone were the years of Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish but I believe Kuyt has already shown that it won't be long before he joins in the pack of 'Anfield Elite Strikers'.

Away from Kuyt, back to the team. Other than the 2 goals, it's always nice to see a '0' on the side your opponent's name. The record breaking defence last season was found wanting so far as we conceded too many soft goals during the early part of the season. But after the 2-0 spanking by ManYoo, they have conceded only once to Aston Villa. The match yesterday was not easy even on paper. Reading has already impressed me with their fighting spirit and never say die attitude.

(Crouch and Kuyt to tango)

The win is an encouraging one, especially with ManYoo already running away ahead with 11 points more, we have to grab every single chance that is placed ahead of us and we need to start finding consistency while getting something out of the away games. We are pretty much untouchable at Anfield but our away day blues seemed to be the stumbling block to us. Once we regain back the confidence of last season and build on the win for more momentum, the '12 wins in a row' record might be somewhere round the corner.

Arsenal will be our next away game with Birmingham City sandwiched between in a Carling Cup tie. The seemed to have been shaken by the recent visit by our neighbours Everton and then CSKA. So therefore we might be able to nick something out of it hopefully and that will certainly boost the confidence and belief in the players.

Still a long way to go. Who knows what will happen. But always look to the next game only and let's smash another 7 past Birmingham, eh?


Hafiz said...

go Fly-A-Kuyt now! go go !!


It's pronounced Kowt so it's Kuyt-standing then. :D

Hafiz said...

lol .. dun care .. it suits better in Fly-A-Kuyt ! lol

Elia said...

Kuyt standing good one.I just picked up FIFA 07 for my 360 and they don't pronounce the right way.I guess for someone who was voted as FA commentator of the decade couldn't pronounce it the correct way makes me laugh.