Udinese 0-1 Liverpool – Reds Progress

Photo courtesy of http://www.liverpoolfc.tv

By Jonathan Carroll

Brendan Rodgers’ young Liverpool side took a big step on Thursday night in Italy. With a measured performance in which they kept the ball well, created chances and got the all important goal. Liverpool now move on to the round of thirty-two.Jordan Henderson slotted home following a neat layoff from Suso following a Luis Suarez header from a Stewart Downing corner. The reds domintaed much of the first half and could have went in further ahead at the break. Luis Suarez forced a good save from Padelli and Glen Johnson had the ball in the net following good work from Suarez and Downing but the latters cross came from an offside position.

 

Photo courtesy of http://www.liverpoolfc.tv

Joe Allen continues to get by in games, not yet regaining the high standards he set when  he first arrived at the club. Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher marshalled the back four superbly and Jonjo Shelvey showed his progress in anther good performance.

 

Photo courtesy of http://www.liverpoolfc.tv

The second half was largely devoid of excitement except for a chance that fell to Suso from a Suarez lay off but the young Spaniard blazed over with his right foot. Antonio Di Natale set Liverpool hearts racing near the end when through on goal on the right but managed to shoot over from a promising angle following carelessness by Liverpool in midfield.

Photo courtesy of http://www.liverpoolfc.tv

Qualification achieved and young players continue to grow. Rodgers will hope investment comes in the January transfer window to add some much-needed depth and firepower to a squad devoid of both.

Match Statistics

Udinese                                  Liverpool

Possession                             41%                                         59%

Shots                                        9                                             10

Shots on Target                        3                                              5

Corners                                    6                                              9

 

Udinese

  • 25 Padelli
  • 05 Danilo
  • 06 Faraoni
  • 26 Pasquale Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 27 Armero
  • 75 Heurtaux
  • 07 Agyemang (Booked)
  • 66 Pinzi (Benatia – 46′ )
  • 13 Ranegie (Di Natale – 85′ )
  • 31 Fabbrini Booked
  • 37 Pereyra

Substitutes

  • 01 Brkic
  • 17 Benatia (Reinthaler – 65′ )
  • 48 Berra
  • 43 Marsura
  • 49 Reinthaler
  • 50 Frison
  • 10 Di Natale

Liverpool

  • 25 Reina
  • 02 Johnson
  • 03 Jose Enrique
  • 23 Carragher Booked
  • 37 Skrtel
  • 04 Sahin (Shelvey – 12′ )
  • 14 Henderson
  • 19 Downing
  • 24 Allen Booked
  • 07 Suarez
  • 30 Suso Booked (Sterling – 71′ )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jones
  • 16 Coates
  • 47 Wisdom
  • 10 Cole
  • 31 Sterling
  • 33 Shelvey
  • 11 Assaidi
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About Jonathan Carroll

I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Born and bred in Ireland I played Gaelic football and soccer while growing up and attended the prestigious Colaiste Ide in Dublin to prepare for a soccer scholarship to the USA. I played soccer at Thomas University in Georgia and was made team captain in my junior and senior years. I was honored to become an All-American in those same years. I graduated in 2007 and coached high school and collegiate level soccer programs incorporating year round strength and conditioning techniques with great success. I moved to Boston in 2011 and went on to work at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. I am currently the head strength and conditioning coach for the Boston Wolfe Tones Gaelic football team. Qualifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach FMS Certified United States Soccer Federation “D” License Football Association of Ireland Certified

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