Sunday, July 08, 2007

Idrizaj Got The Bez Of Wrexham

Pre-season Friendly

Wrexham 2 - 3 LIVERPOOL

When was the last time you heard of Besian Idrizaj? He was brought in around 2005 and was named Austrian young player of the year back then but it seemed as though he was submerged within the depths of our reserve team.

But the Austrian striker took his chance and made everyone sit up and have a look at him after his hat trick away at Wrexham. His goals inspired Liverpool to their first victory in the pre-season friendlies and although they're not the most competent side out there but it's always good to see players proving their worth.

Aside from the tall Austrian, Jermaine Pennant proved a point as well, with an all-rounded performance and provided a hat trick of assists for his team mate. Many on the forums commented on how he was a class above the rest and I truly believe we've yet to seen the best of Pennant. There's much more to him that what we've seen in some of the matches last season.

Adam Hammill, loaned to Dunfermline last season, was also active and played his part with some fancy footworks and shots on goal. He's a confident player and if he continues to mature, he'll probably take over the mantle of Harry Kewell.

Jay Spearing seemed pretty comfortable in midfield while Ronald Huth looked like a Michael Ballack playing in defence. Big, strong and physical. He could probably fit in well.

Lastly, Martin Hansen, the goalkeeper, indeed had a nightmare of a game but nobody's perfect and it's through mistakes like these, he'll learn from it and grow. It might be morale sapping but I believe it'll only make him a stronger player.

Not that the results matter. There'll be tougher games coming ahead and it's only a matter of time before the season starts again. Getting excited already?

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