Sunday, September 1, 2013


Sturridge brilliance sees Reds defeat United (ESPN Star, 9/01/13)

Sturridge provided a fitting tribute to the memory of Bill Shankly with a fourth-minute winner against United to maintain Liverpool's 100 per cent start to the Barclays Premier League season.

Monday would have been Shankly's 100th birthday, and it will be celebrated with Liverpool back in their customary position as winners, with Sturridge now bagging the only goal in all three matches so far.
In contrast, Manchester United manager David Moyes endured a depressing day.

He failed to claim a hoped-for first win at Anfield following 12 unsuccessful visits with Everton. [...]

[T]he presence of Victor Moses, Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori in the directors' box showed Liverpool's intent for the last day of the transfer window.

Whatever his limitations as a tactician, Alex Ferguson understood one thing : if you try to score you will.  David Moyes never tries to score.  And once teams smell blood and start trying to score against United, instead of playing deep and hoping to draw, they don't have the defense to stop them.