Another let down to all Liverpool fans including me. Liverpool had just been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League despite winning away to Debrecen FC by 1-0 thanks to a goal by young Frenchman David Ngog. The match saw Liverpool played fluently and interchanging some neat passes. The breakthrough happened early in the match on the 4th minute as Fabio Aurelio teasing cross was met with a Jamie’s Carragher header and was put into the back of the net by a mere touch by David Ngog. That was a dream start for all Liverpool fans as Liverpool must secure a win and needing the help of Lyon to beat Fiorentina at Florence in order for Liverpool to have a glint of hope to reach the knock out stages.
But our fairy tale start ended as Fiorentina was given a penalty and Vargas put the ball pass the goalkeeper to put Fiorentina ahead by a goal. The goal had changed the atmosphere of the Liverpool fans as a win for Fiorentina will mean that Liverpool will fail to make it to the knock out stages for the first time in 5 years since the arrival of Rafael Benitez.
Sadly Liverpool dreams and the prayers of all the Liverpool fans was not answered as Lyon didn’t manage to equalise after going a goal down to Fiorentina. So goodbye to Madrid as Liverpool could only dream to watch the UEFA Champions League Finals at Madrid as Liverpool were knock out from the competition. Hope Liverpool can get back on their feet and Improve in the upcoming games.
Here are some pictures of the match.