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Great performances that were overshadowed.

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The reason the performance was overshadowed can be anything; a better performance from another player, a red card, some kind of violence, even a mistake that player made, or anything else that just took the light away from a particular player's display.

 

My first thought is Milan Baros in Istanbul. I didn't catch it at first, but in subsequent rewatches, I thought he put in a tireless display of running, his movement was beautiful, he held up the ball well and I thought he took two of the best Cb's of their generation - Nesta and Stam - for a ride. Naturally, it was overshadowed, because Gerrard, Carragher, Rafa and Hamman had the performances of their footballing lives.

 

Another would be Sissoko in Cardiff, when Gerrard would not be denied.

 

Over to you. It needn't be Liverpool, either.

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Pongolle vs Olympiakos - actually Gerrard was poor in that match until he scored that cracking goal.  Could have been sent off at one point in the second half.

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Jason McAteer in the first 4-3 game against Newcastle. Collymore and Fowler took the plaudits, but Double Trigger was fantastic that night. The assist for Collymore's first goal was a peach of a delivery.

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Pretty much all of Alonso's time here, I used to get loads of stick from opposition fans when they claimed Stevie and Torres were our only 2 top class players and I'd mention Xabi (Masch and Carra too) in response but they wouldn't have it, then he left and they all realised....... and I haven't stopped crying since cos I miss him

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bang on with Xabi Alonso.

Similarly, Paul Lambert with Celtic. Talk to any fan and they will praise Larsson & Lennon but fuck me, that man was exceptional. CL medal in his back pocket too.

 

I aint the biggest fan of Andy Carroll, but if it wasnt for him, Miller would have scores at Wembley in the 92nd minute, he chase the shot down and forced him to fire over, bizarrley I am always appreciative of that. £35m well spent!

 

 

Sami at the 1-4 at OT 2009, pretty sure he came in last minute and pissed on Ronaldo and Rooney for the whole game. Christ I love that game.

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Pretty much all of Alonso's time here, I used to get loads of stick from opposition fans when they claimed Stevie and Torres were our only 2 top class players and I'd mention Xabi (Masch and Carra too) in response but they wouldn't have it, then he left and they all realised....... and I haven't stopped crying since cos I miss him

And with that, I believe it's time to flee the country.

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Oh look, the 'Xabi can do no wrong' crowd are in town.

Sshhhh don't mention the 2007 and 2008 seasons either.....

 

 

Back on topic though Biscan in the semi against Chelsea...filling in for Alonso...and no I'm not picking on Alonso who I would love back here even now.

But I thought Biscan was great in that game and to be honest he was in a few of the games during that run, I also remember a cracking through ball for Garcia against Leverkusen.

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Sissoko in the 2006 Cup Final as mentioned above was colossus when everyone else faded.

 

Going back to one of our all time great performances, the 5-0 over Forest, one man who does not got mentioned is Nigel Spackman, he had a great spell when Whelan was out, epitomised in that game and you could tell how desperate the crowd were for him to score when he was charging through for our 5th but unselfishly squared it to Aldo.

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In general, Xabi was terrific for us, and has been for Madrid. Not perfect, as he has an injury followed by a bad dip in form. I don't see that as a reason to put him down, though. Quality player.

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Alonso in the 05/06 Derby at Anfield. Most people were talking about Gerrard getting sent off, while I was talking about one of the best all round midfield performances I'd ever seen from Alonso.

 

Immobile, though.

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Alonso in the 05/06 Derby at Anfield. Most people were talking about Gerrard getting sent off, while I was talking about one of the best all round midfield performances I'd ever seen from Alonso.

 

Immobile, though.

 

same season I remember him being brilliant at West Brom away and again in that same season I thought Momo and Didi were awesome against the Mancs at home in the FA Cup

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The 4 all game against arsenal at anfield in the 08/09 season. I know we made a load of defensive fuck ups but I remember us absolutely pummelling them, which was lost amidst the despair of handing the mancs the title.

 

 

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Alonso in the 05/06 Derby at Anfield. Most people were talking about Gerrard getting sent off, while I was talking about one of the best all round midfield performances I'd ever seen from Alonso.

 

Immobile, though.

 

Crouch was brilliant in that game, too.

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gerrards derby debut at anfield. cleared off the line twice, gave redknapp a bollocking for not getting back.... came on as a sub and without him we wouldn't have won. overshadowed by fowler sniffing the line. 

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Fowlers 2 goals in cantona comeback match at OT.

2 unbelievable goals against at the time one of the best keepers in the league and a solid defence.

All overshadowed when cantona scored a pen to draw the match.

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