On the slide, but top nonetheless!
Tottenham vs Liverpool
Liverpool, were the team in this game that looked to carry on the fine form but it was Tottenham trying to defy the odds by beating Liverpool, in this game. If the reds were to lose, the top spot could be retained by United, and it'd be their first loss in 2 month (Against Chelsea).
Liverpool, got off to a fine start in the 7th minute with a goal from on form magician Luis Suarez. A free kick on the edge of the box for the reds, and it was obvious who would take it. Luis has a knack for scoring Free kicks in this position, and it was no different this time as he managed to place one right into the bottom corner. The ball looked as if it would rise and rise, but no. the ball dipped so much it almost touched the floor before it was in the net and this was from just 20 yards.
2 minutes later, came another chance for Suarez to show his quality, Jordan Henderson rolled the ball through to the forward and it looked as if a goal was inevitable, however Suarez sliced the ball well wide of the target and the chance went begging.
Not long after, Spurs were awarded a penalty. and who would take it? that's right, Soldado. also known as, Penaldo for obvious reasons. He converted the penalty calmly and the scores were level again. Both teams now had some hard work on their hands.
Jan Vertonghen, one of the best goal getters in his position currently would add his 3rd ever goal against Liverpool 4 minutes from time. Liverpool would be kicking themselves over not holding on till half time and now they had a real job on their hands.
The final goal of the game, sadly wasn't for Liverpool. Dembele in the 67th minute, had his chance to make his mark in the game, a cross from Eriksen would be the cross to spark the Spurs celebrations as Dembele latched onto it with his head and nessled the ball in the top corner.
Fulham vs Liverpool
Suarez 25' 48' 58', Coutinho 69'
Man of the Match: Luis Suarez
40' Jose Enrique 78'
Liverpool vs Everton
Tony Hibbert OG 62'
Man of the Match: Glen Johnson
42' Skrtel 45' Joe Allen
Liverpool vs Manchester United
De Gea OG 8'
Van Persie 80' (pen)
Man of the Match: Steven Gerrard
Bookings: Wayne Rooney
55' Phil Jones
80' Jose Enrique
82' Steven Gerrard
Newcastle vs Liverpool
Jonas Gutierrez, Yohan Cabaye 80'
Man of the Match: Lucas Leiva
Bookings: Jose Enrique
42' Jose Enrique
Norwich vs Liverpool
Henderson 9', Sturridge 28, Aly Cissokho 64'
Jordi Gomez 23', Wolfswinkel 66'
Man of the Match: Coutinho
Injuries: Martin Kelly 85' Henderson 90'
Bookings: Sakho 77' Allen 90' Bassong
Player of the month & Monthly Review
Another fine month! sadly we were beaten twice, and drew...but we won just as much as we dropped points which is ok, after all, we stay top for a few more days. The draw against United was disappointing as I thought the penalty decision was a bit controversial, but these things happen against a team like United. The team worked very hard and worked well together, but in some games not hard enough, the Tottenham game for instance. I am not sure how we dropped points at Newcastle, we were brilliant. Our defense once again was very leaky and I can't wait to bulk it up in Jan. I have 2 signings on my mind...I think they will help for a title push, definitely.
Anyway, player of the month is Suarez. What can I say? His goal scoring form was fantastic this month. His Hat-trick against Fulham was just class, and he is really showing his quality.