dissappointed with the result...control the game...did not capitalise the opportunities...a single individual error...and we were defeated.
Garcia and Kewell..both are supposed to be good and drive the game...but failed to perform saturday.. not consistant has always bee their main problem...
Striker crisis - now we are doing even without baros...Signama played as lone striker...but he did not really play as the way he supposed to be..as an out and out striker as the way Owen used to, wating the ball to be supplied...He should stay at the box when in attack...That would take at least 1 defender and free up more space for the teamate... He did not play deep enough and never use his weapon (his speed) wisely.
Josemi - good fighting spirit.but as usual...he was very slow..his speed is not good enough to play at EPL..Out played by Duff, Riggs, and now....Gronkjaer..
Traore - aiyah...I once started to like him as an asset player...then he made an individual error (misjudge the cross) and handled liverpool defeat....It is ok...but if he continues to have such an error...frequently..wa liao...Hope he could bounce back next game.
However...I am also concerned about the financial status. Record loss !!!!! Loss the income from CL.. And could u imagine how determine/desperate ?? the board to have a totally new management team by paying a compensation of 10m to Houllier gang ?? Now...we are even struggling to have the $ to buy striker ....without capital injection from Morgan..I could only see Liverpool debt is raising.
06Nov2004 Soccer-Liverpool's record losses fuelled by Houllier sacking
LIVERPOOL, England, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Liverpool paid more than 10 million pounds ($18.44 million) to pay off former coach Gerard Houllier and his backroom staff, the English Premier League club announced on Friday.
The club's annual statement showed a record 21.9 million pounds loss on the year and a total debt of 15.4 million.
However the focus of the accounts given to shareholders was the 10.7 million pounds under the heading 'termination payments'.
That comprised of compensation paid to Houllier, Phil Thompson, Joe Corrigan and Christian Damiano following their sacking in May.
The wage bill showed only a slight rise from 54.4 million pounds to 54.9 million.
"The loss is essentially attributable to two factors," chief executive Rick Parry told the club's website. "The loss of Champions League revenue and the decision to change the management team."
Liverpool made just three million pounds from the UEFA Cup run to the last 16 in 2004 compared to the 14 million pounds achieved when they won the trophy in 2001.
The club's loss is an indication as to why forward Michael Owen was sold to Real Madrid for eight million pounds at the start of the season, especially as they paid out 14 million for forward Djibril Cisse from AJ Auxerre in a deal arranged by Houllier before his departure.
Owen was joined through the exit door by fellow England forward Emile Heskey to Birmingham City and Danny Murphy to Charlton Athletic for a combined sum close to 10 million pounds, allowing new manager Rafael Benitez to sign Xabi Alonso, Josemi and Luis Garcia.
Benitez has already confirmed he intends to buy another striker in the January transfer window to replace Cisse, who is out for the rest of the season with a broken leg suffered in the draw with Blackburn last Saturday.
Parry added: "The loss in itself does not constrain player spending, after all we did invest significantly in the summer.
"It is the level of debt and future cash flows that govern our transfer activity."
Cisse's absence has been compounded by a hamstring injury to forward Milan Baros with Benitez rating him as '50-50' for the clash with Birmingham on Saturday.