Friday, 17th September 2010

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson praised his side’s performance in the Europa League last night. The Anfield side swept past Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest with a 4-1 win and Hodgson was particularly happy with two of the goalscorers, Joe Cole and David Ngog.

"It was nice to see Joe get his first goal and I thought his performance was very lively throughout – even in the first half, when it was a more even contest", said the Liverpool boss, before going on to give credit to French striker Ngog after he bagged a penalty for the first of two goals.

"I thought his confidence grew after the penalty. I don’t think he looked very confident in the first half, but his confidence certainly grew the longer the game went on."

Liverpool will now turn their attention to what is likely to be a fierce battle with rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

The only disappointing bit of news from last night’s match was that the attendance at Anfield stood at just 25,000. Perhaps further proof that fans are keen to hit the club’s unpopular American owners in the wallet to force them out.



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