The Derby is something we both look forward to and dread in equal measure every time it comes up. This however, was something that should sooner be forgotten and never talked about again. I cannot think of a more passionless, boring Derby in recent memory. The tackles were not dangerous and over the top, the play was uninspired and there were only five weak shots on net (plus the one that was chalked off). What the hell am I to write about?
It was just an insipid performance where Liverpool only ever looked dangerous when the ball was at Coutinho's feet. Even then, that wasn't always the case. I really don't know what else to say about the match. Sturridge probably should have done better when he had Howard pulled out early in the second. Otherwise it seemed like both sides were just grasping at straws.
If you can't tell, I'm still uninspired to write anything about that match. Let's just forget it ever happened and move on.
-How was Fellani's conduct on the pitch much worse than Suarez's? No one is talking about it, but he threw not one, not two, but three blatant elbows to the face in that game. Considering his extensive history of elbows, stamps and headbutts, can someone please explain how he is not vilified like Suarez by the media?
-Yeah, I'm not sure either why that goal was chalked off. I almost wish it hadn't been as it might have broken Liverpool out of their slumber into some sort of attack with passion.
-Since Anichebe is apparently Nigerian for "he who whines and flops", how did he not receive a second yellow for that poor, blatant dive?
-Can you believe the first yellow issued in the Derby was for dissent? And it didn't happen until the 56th minute. After that, there were only two other yellows at the very end. No passion.
-I still don't understand the Skrtel for Downing sub.
-Now that Liverpool really have nothing to play for, can we please see some of the youngsters?