Of tactical woes, goal-line technology, and heartbreak

Liverpool lost to Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup final, and yes, I am heartbroken.

Did we deserve to lose? We had a terrible first half, marked by slow movement, sloppy passing, a weak left flank (I know Stewart Downing has generally been inconsistent, but Jose Enrique, madre mía, what decline!), and our lone striker not getting anywhere near the goal.

Liverpool fared better in the second half though, and Andy Carroll was a game-changer, scoring that beauty of a goal at the 64th minute. Carroll had another header that we all thought would be the equalizer, but alas, it was not counted by the referees. You can view it on replay over and over and over again, and it will tell you that the ball went past the line!

Still, we had our chances, especially in the last 20 minutes of the game. I felt the fire and the fight in the team. Unfortunately, attempts from Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson just flew over the net.

A heartbreak indeed. Trust me, it is not a good feeling to have your heart broken past two in the morning.

No domestic cup double for Liverpool this year. My biggest fear? The cloud that’s hanging over the club in recent months. I suppose we’ll get the answers as to who’s in and who’s out pretty soon.

In the meantime, this is what broke my heart. Seeing Steven Gerrard in tears.


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