I think Rafa tried to change too much to cope with the internationals.
But even before, there were flaws. Just hidden by the fact we won. Look back to those games inc the Derby one. Tell me how many of our goals came from inside the penalty box and from an intentional pass from a team mate to the goal scorer. Less than half. We had an own goal, voronin put in a rebound, etc. We need to create more clear cut openings or I fear we would see more clean sheets for the opponents. Toulouse at Anfield was the only game I came away really happy.
Well, it's still early days. We LFC fans have hung on and hoped season in season out. Just have to keep the faith.
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