A view from the Kop Liverpool 1-3 Aston Villa

Well, this didn’t go to plan. The anticipation before the match was of a comfortable win, and a real push for the top four. Ouch…..

The Kop was in decent voice before kick off and was further buoyed by our early game dominance. For the first 20 minutes we battered Villa, but true to form- didn’t put the ball in the net. You could feel the tension building as chance after chance went begging. The Kop was getting anxious.

Villa scored totally against the run of play, then added a second, again totally against the run of play. The ground fell silent. You could literally hear a pin drop- aside from the Villa fans who sung their hearts out. Half time was greeted by moans from the frustrated Kopite’s.

We figured we’d come out firing for the 2nd half- but it didn’t happen. We were very very poor, and I wasn’t shocked when we went 3 down, the final score only masked by a Stevie consolation 3 minutes from time. Thousands of fans had already left the ground at this point.

It’s not the easiest task writing after such a disappointing performance. We genuinely felt we were on the cusp of a decent run, and an anticipated march up the league. I noted for the first time that belief is beginning to wane on the Kop. Fans are fed up, and FSG need to take note. Cos failure to back Brendan in January as in August and I reckon the Kop will easily turn. The natives are very very restless. Time for action, and not words….. YNWA

Mark

Matchgoing Liverpool mad Kopite- Its as simple as that. Loves debating about LFC, Loves watching LFC win! Loves even more watching LFC win with my son.!!!!! Anfield is where its at……..

  • Rushjob9

    The midfield issues not going away either- is Joe compromising his play for Stevie, or vice-versa? Cos both have been really poor for 6 weeks now. FSG will show us if they mean business in 3 weeks time. If they don’t deliver- I fear the worst cos Kopite’s patience isn’t infinite……

  • villakop

    “didn’t go to plan”. that is as if you EXPECTED to beat Villa. simple fact is the better team won. End of.

  • treaz

    was there a fire drill?

  • Rushjob9

    The better team did win- I can’t deny. But on form and as a red, I (like most) expected an LFC win. This isn’t however not to belittle a very good victory for Aston Villa- of which they and Paul Lambert deserve a lot of credit. He got his tactics absolutely spot on.

  • ste

    Re:
    villakop • 13 minutes ago

    “didn’t go to plan”. that is as if you EXPECTED to beat Villa. simple fact is the better team won. End of.

    Are you for real with that comment you stupid moronic bellend?????, villa are absolute garbage and with some freak finishing won the lottery, Liverpool beat themselves, you can enjoy that match on DVD when Lambert gets you relegated yer whopper.

    As for Rodgers, he needs to GO as soon as possible, as does gerrard and FSG along with, not even being able to defeat sh*te like this at Anfield with 30+ attempts on goal is just a sick joke.

  • Rushjob9

    As a red and on form, I did expect a win yes. However, this isn’t to belittle Paul Lambert and his players- who got it spot on. Credit to Villa- but always 3 dropped points as a red at Anfield…..

  • sam

    things need to change a club like liverpool cant go out to buy just average players like i fear they will do and last of all whats with our scouting dept because all the youth players we been getting none of them are really steping up ok we have rahin sterling but honestly they should be scouting south america thats were all the top players are coming from i have nothing against the british players but there are overated look at the money spent on jordon henderson and stewert downing and carroll says it all and lets concede FSG is not there to loose money or dig into thier pockets for excessive fees like chelsea and man city owners are willing to do FSG bought the club as an investment at a good price it was a steal for them the only way we can compete if a shiekh willing to buy them and FSG willing to sell one last thing for me the biggest mistake is that FSG did not seriously go for JURGEN KLOPP that was the mistake and last of all joe allen is doing absolutly nothing

  • johntoher

    There is a massive over-reaction to this defeat.

    Yes we lost the game but we dominated the play entirely and with a top-class striker, we would have won the game.

    Gerrard’s form is worrying, he has been far below his best all season.

    But we must support the team through thick and thin.

  • Rushjob9

    There has been an overreaction for sure. 9 points from 12 is good form. It’s just disappointing that as soon as we feel we are moving forwards, we go backwards. All part of following LFC of late. Like I say- FSG will prove in Jan if they are for real or not. Me, I’m yet to be convinced. Hope I’m proven wrong. Still reckon Walcott will join us……

  • Rushjob9

    Also because of who Ste G is, it is almost a very awkward situation when he should be ‘rested’. However, how can BR (who’s done nothing in the game of note) make that call and retain the respect of the whole squad. And there lies the problem with having a rookie managing top stars. Very difficult one to manage. How do you ‘phase out’ Steven Gerrard at Liverpool Football Club? Impossible task….

  • Stevie highway

    As a longtime red we deserved what we got yesterday. Benteke was the difference we would kill for a forward like him. This villa team are better than we all thought and they played utd of the pitch for an hour or so. They are only 4 points between us now so how we can say we should beat them as a divine right is beyond me. We are no longer the great team of the 70s and 80d and as soon as we accept that the better. Take Suarez out the team and we have little quality now. Villa knieve this and snuffed out the threat of Suarez by doubling up on him. We are yesterday’s team at the moment sad but true.

  • Moe

    Which Game were you watching?
    If our players are garbage then what does that make your players you penis dribble?
    At a loss are you?
    Better team on the day won
    Shite midfield all nearing pension age or just plain useless (Henderson, downing)
    Captained by the ageing thug Gerrard
    Realise like we had to your team are no longer the force they were in the 70s and 80s and you may find your expectations will be more realistic
    You silly twonk