Liverpool Loses to Lyon: Liverpool, Go Shopping!
Liverpool lost last night to Lyon in the Champions League, extending their losing streak to a woeful 4 matches in all competitions, something that hadn't happened in the last 22 years.
All Liverpool supporters had been anticipating this fixture with some apprehension, for in the past few weeks it was being mentioned in hush-hush tones by the Anfield faithful, that they probably didn't have a very strong squad. Any doubts that anyone had about that were put to rest last night when in a very important, dare I say 'must-win,' game against Lyon in the Champions League, Ngog started up-front for the 5-time kings of Europe. I have nothing against the 20-year old Frenchman, who scored full points for his enthusiasm, grit and determination last night but he just isn't the finished product yet. I don't think is deserving of being put in a position where the onus of winning a crucial game for his club is put on his relatively inexperienced shoulders.
I realize that Ngog had been playing only because Fernando Torres wasn't fit to play. Fernando Torres is without doubt one of the best strikers in the Premier League, he counts among the 5 best in the world. So, what I don't understand is, when you have such a great player on a team, shouldn't his replacement (when he is not fit to play), be at least somewhat comparable? Most top Premier League clubs have pretty good options available, in case their preferred striker can't play. Chelsea has Drogba, Anelka, Kalou and Sturridge and they still get flak about not having enough striking options. Last transfer window the fans were really hoping that Liverpool would in invest in new blood.Continued on the next page