Cardiff City

Mar 222014
LFC Player Ratings & Tactics - Cardiff 3, Liverpool 6

Cardiff City 3, Liverpool 6 Cardiff City Stadium (Att: 28,018) Cardiff Scorers: Mutch (9′, 88′), Campbell (25′) Liverpool scorers: Suarez (16′, 60′, 90′), Skrtel (41′, 54′), Sturridge (75′) Because 6-0 would be boring… Tactics Brendan Rodgers stuck with the diamond formation which previously produced wins against Manchester United, and Southampton. The full-backs were slightly more attacking than in recent weeks which left the defence exposed at times. This put a lot of pressure on the three midfielders – Gerrard, Henderson, and Allen –  to help out the two centre backs. Defensively the team struggled positionally against the quickness of Jordan Mutch, Frazier Campbell, continue reading

Dec 212013
LFC Player Ratings & Tactics - Liverpool 3, Cardiff City 1

Liverpool 3, Cardiff City 1 Anfield, Liverpool (Att: 44,621) Liverpool scorers: Suárez (25, 45), Sterling (42) Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 5.5 His longer passing out from the back was generally poor and he seems reluctant to come for crosses. Made one decent save in the first half from a Craig Noone shot from distance. Glen Johnson – 5 A sloppy performance from the right back, who switched to left back after Flanagan went off. The statistics back this up, showing that he was dispossessed once, and turned possession over 5 times with poor passing. Martin Skrtel – 5.5 Won most of continue reading

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