Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The live Lucas look-in less than an hour before kickoff of Liverpool v. Chelsea

So, there's this story about Lucas and his supposedly restored confidence ahead of today's match. Mascherano is out through suspension for the first leg, so good ol' Lucas will be in there.

Now, Lucas and I have had beef this year, but he's been nowhere near as atrocious as he was during the Everton and Wigan encounters a couple months back. Actually, he's been pretty good in that he's barely been noticeable – which in his role is pretty much all we ask for right now. Baby steps.

From that link, though, I thought this was funny:

Lucas was one of several star performers as Liverpool demolished Manchester United 4-1 at Old Trafford last month and the Reds number 22 feels it is no coincidence his upturn in form has coincided with that of the team's.

Really? Well, he didn't give the ball away too much – always important in his role – but "one of several star performers"??? Do they mean after Torres, Gerrard, Alonso, Kuyt, Skrtel, Carragher, Hyypia, Aurelio and Dossena? So Lucas was, what, Liverpool's 10th-best player at Old Trafford on March 14?

Ah, but he has his confidence again (editor's note: restored confidence will often be referred to on this site as 'getting his pitch back' from now on; see 'Eastbound & Down' for more). I'll take it for now. Be well today, Lucas.


casey said...

"FUCK YOU, LUCAS!" was my mantra through a significant portion of the match today. I know the back line was pretty anemic, but a lot had to do with the mid-fields inability to complete a pass. Lucas looked as if it was take your kid to work day or something... completely lost. And maybe it's just me, but Dossena seemed like he'd have problems chewing gum and walking at the same time (i missed you, Masch). Here's hoping we can turn it around at Stamford Bridge.

casey said...

And another thing about Lucas! Why does he look so happy when he screws up? Seriously, the camera always cuts to his face when he misses goal(by a long shot)and he's laughing it up all hunky-dory. This guy went to Paddy Power and was *not* betting on Liverpool.

ok. i'm done.