It’s finished a frustrating afternoon for the Reds as they are held to a 0-0 draw at home to West Ham.
You got the feeling it was not going to be our day from as early as the first ten minutes – West Ham’s defence was sturdy and we had no imagination up front. Even in the middle of the field the control of the ball was delayed and the passes stray, a few of the players today looked to have their minds on other things. What they could have been I don’t know.
The West Ham team were solid and kept their formation, they blocked every shot and were the most committed in a tackle. My personal man of the match being James Collins, followed closely by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Both players were immense today.
With the European slot still being up for grabs a bit before the game it has certainly taken a blow today, with Everton drawing at Spurs this was 2 points lost if we are to catch them up.
However, the way the game was going it did look like a last West Ham winner was on the cards, so it was quite a relief to get away with just a draw. Maybe in the past this game would have been a loss.