Stubborn Wigan brought an end to Liverpool’s four-match winning streak as they emerged from Anfield with a 1-1 draw.
Steve Gohouri’s 65th minute equaliser was enough to deny Liverpool the spoils, although doubts remain as to the legitimacy of his goal. The suspicion is that he was offside as a deep cross was flicked on.
Raul Meireles has given Liverpool the lead with a crisp first-half volley, extending his excellent recent run of form in front of goal to five goals in his previous six appearances. Despite hitting the woodwork twice through the impressive Luis Suarez on his full debut, the Merseysiders were unable to put the game to bed and will no doubt be disappointed not to have extended their winning streak.
Gerrard holds no grudge.
Despite his obvious disappointment with Fernando Torres’s decision to depart, Steven Gerrard insists that Liverpool Football Club is once again a happy place to be.
Gerrard built up a potent partnership with the Spaniard during his time at Anfield and told the Daily Mail: “I was heartbroken. Absolutely gutted (when he decided to leave).
“He scored some fantastic goals and I have fantastic memories. I enjoyed playing with him, so you can’t go from one extreme to another and fall out with him, start criticising him.”
Despite his friend’s departure, Gerrard insists that Liverpool under Kenny Dalglish in an altogether happier place to be; no doubt helped by the club’s ongoing five-match unbeaten run. “The football club is much happier now,” he revealed. “It’s in a better place than it has been for a few years.”
Dalglish annoyed at friendlies.
Kenny Dalglish refused to get too down heartened with squandering two points at home to Wigan.
The Kop icon believes that the international demands placed on his players in midweek had a significant effect on Saturday’s performance and result and admitted that his side were not helped by Steven Gerrard’s prolonged absence with injury.
“You could tell that Wednesday night took a lot out of them,” Dalglish told Skysports.com. “There was just that little bit of an edge missing. If that edge had been there, I think the final pass would have been there and there were three or four occasions in the first half when we would have been in. The sharpness was just missing a wee bit, which was understandable.”