Liverpool back to their best?

Has “King Kenny” done the job and turned Roy Hodgson’s woeful Liverpool side around finally, following a 3-0 win away at Wolves today?

Is Fernando Torres back to his best after his two goals?

Are Lucas Leiva and Christian Poulsen a dynamic midfield partnership that Liverpool supporters can count on, to drag their side from midtable obscurity to something better?

Well, erm…No. On all counts, just No.

Fernando Torres - Still Not at his best

Although Raul Meireles was outstanding with his off-the-ball movement and his stunning goal and Daniel Agger and Martin Kelly looked solid in defence, this isn’t the reformation of Liverpool as a top six side.

They may have won 3-0, however Wolves were extremely poor today.

The match was heading nowhere until Meireles set up Torres for a tap-in, neither side being able to find any kind of inspiration.

Prior to his goal Torres had barely moved, instead getting into petulant squabbles with both the referee and Wolves centre-back Richard Stearman. Indeed after his goal he barely moved, until Dirk Kuyt presented him with a second goal in the final minute.

In between times Wolves had a lot of the ball but were unable to really trouble Pepe Reina in the Liverpool goal – Agger was outstanding in guarding his ‘keeper, Skrtel less so – and their inability to create clear-cut chances cost them dearly.

But this isn’t Liverpool’s re-emergence – far from it.

They won against a side who, unlike at Anfield last month, appeared to lack a consistent game-plan and lacked any kind of threat from their key players – Matt Jarvis will be cursing his own, ineffective performance in front of England coach Fabio Capello.

So, in conclusion, the streamers and homecoming parade saluting the new Dalglish era should really be kept on hold for a little while longer, as this Liverpool side is far from vintage, and there is still a hell of a lot of work to do for the clubs management.


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