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Terrible outing by Liverpool

20 Dec

After dominating the first half hour against Portsmouth, the wheels completely fell off for Liverpool on Saturday.  Midfielder Javier Mascherano picked up a dubious red card, as well as an injury, towards the end of the first half.  From that point on, the Reds looked completely out of whack.  Although it was nice to see Fernando Torres back in the starting lineup, he got increasingly frustrated and kept talking back to the ref, something he doesn’t usually do.  The passing wasn’t crisp and they hardly challenged the Portsmouth goal at all in the second half.  Keep in mind, they were playing Portsmouth, the team in LAST PLACE in the league, a team Liverpool should be able to beat.  It’s a extremely frustrating loss in an increasingly disappointing season for Liverpool.  

Fulham pulled off another upset on Saturday as well, knocking off Manchester United, 3-0.  League leader Chelsea failed to take advantage of United’s slip-up and were only able to take a point from a 1-1 draw with West Ham.