Owen left hamstrung
Middlesbrough appear to be stirring from their sick bed but the agony continues for Liverpool. Kevin Keegan was at this game to see Michael Owen authenitc best canada goose jacket review canada goose outlet store in gta with discount price last 28 minutes before succumbing to yet another hamstring injury.
Just two games into his fourth comeback in under a year linked website, Owen stayed down in the penalty area after attempting to reach a cross from Vladimir Smicer and immediately signalled he would have to come off. With Robbie Fowler canada goose coat $5000 no credit check signature loans out for two months Liverpool’s attacking prospects now look bleak, as do England’s.
Bryan Robson wants Middlesbrough fans to show patience and judge him at the end of the season, and on this evidence that seems fair enough, although the amount of patience required could be gargantuan.
Presumably with damage limitation in mind after anyone has got canada goose coat their horror show at home to Derby last week, the visitors turned up with five men strung across the back and Paul Ince and his two midfield partners sitting just in front. Perhaps the point gained justified the unappealing sight of eight purple shirts clustered buying a canada goose jacket online behind the ball, but eventually even Juninho will lose patience if his team insist on being so umambitious.
With Hamilton Ricard dropped to substitute, the Brazilian was mostly marooned upfield with just Andy Campbell for company, yet though Liverpool poured forward, it was revealing that Mark Schwarzer had nothing to do in the first half whereas Sander Westerveld had to make two crucial interventions.
The first should stand the Dutch goalkeeper in good stead should he wish to try a new career as a centre-half. After 20 minutes Juninho played Ince through but either through surprise at the flag staying down or vertigo at being caught so far upfield the former Liverpool captain halted momentarily, whereupon Westerveld came miles out of his area to dispossess him with a perfect sliding tackle.
The Kop enjoyed that, just as they roared approval when a peeved can you wash a canada goose jacket in the washer Ince was booked seconds later for a foul buy canada goose jacket uk on Smicer, but the home supporters were already fretting at the paucity of chances being created from overwhelming possession when Owen’s injury deepened the gloom. The silence was so marked that half the ground must have heard his resigned shout of ‘hamstring’ to the Liverpool best place buy canada goose jacket toronto bench.
The considerably less threatening Erik Meijer was sent on as substitute, more in hope than expectation, and Liverpool continued to look to each other in vain for ideas. Gerrard was lively, and Smicer showed some skilful if inconclusive touches, but even though Boro were only doing about two per cent of the attacking their incisiveness almost embarrassed the home side. Juninho brought a diving save from Westerveld and might have done even better had he managed to bring the ball to the ground more quickly.
Owen might have had a goal in the 17th minute but for alert defending by Gary Pallister, but the best Liverpool could manage in his absence were a couple of Patrik Berger canada goose coat 1000 bulbs lamps long buy canada goose jacket cheap shots and a strike on the turn by Smicer which rolled a foot wide of Schwarzer’s right-hand post with Meijer arriving fractionally too late to steer it in.
It said much about Liverpool that for much of the match Sami Hyypia looked their most likely scorer, although they threw everything at their opponents in the closing seconds.
Whatever was bothering Boro last week, their commitment on this occasion could not be faulted.