Friday, 10 August 2012

Liverpool v FC Gomel

The first game of the season at Anfield was always going to be a good one and the occasion did not disappoint as Liverpool eased to a 3-0 win against the Belorussians with Fabio Borini scoring a nice volley in his home debut and displaying a celebration that many will want to see a lot this season on 21 minutes. The game from then was a case of when and how many Liverpool would win by as FC Gomel were not as competitive as they were last Thursday.

Steven Gerrard opened his account for the season with a cool tap-in from Suarez's lay-off on 41 minutes to put Liverpool 2-0 up and 3-0 on agg at halftime. The tie was sealed on 72 minutes after a beautifully taken strike by Glen Johnson made it 3-0, a goal similar to that of his against Chelsea last season.

Liverpool qualify for the play off round with a 4-0 aggregate and with the confidence that this season Anfield can become the fortress it used to be rather than the damaged castle we've seen in the last couple of seasons.

Good performances again by Lucas and Shelvey showing that the starting lineup will be a feature for them this season and nice to see Luis Suarez back in Liverpool red and showing the form he had last season, the only negative that he didn't cap the performancewith a goal.

Next up a home friendly against Sami Hyypia's Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday...

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