So Jordan Henderson may have had his worst game of the season at a position where he might not
have yet had an especially good one for Liverpool Football Club. So Steven Gerrard at times seemed
as though he needed to have his name tacked on to the "Jose Enrique should never shoot from
anywhere ever" amendment.
It's Friday. Lucas is still injured. It wasn't a dream, a bad trip, or a mass hallucination. The
collective unconscious didn't suddenly sprout arms, legs, and a sense of self and decide to play a
cruel trick on Liverpool fans. Still, there's stuff floating around out there to talk about that
doesn't involve talk of ACLs and MCLs and MRIs.
The swelling went down, the MRI was done, and the news came back confirming the worst fears and
least palatable rumours: Lucas Leiva will be out, at best, for the remainder of the season after
injuring his ACL. This is, of course, horrible news for the player himself, whose development into
one of the best holding midfielders in world football had finally seen a long overdue shift in
public and media opinion.
Another week, another round of Charlie Adam rumours. And another day when those rumours, in the
end, amount to nothing much but a new round of rumours. When we weren't busy tracking supposedly
new revelations from supposed in the knows who more often than not are as in the know as a magic
8-ball, we managed to pull ourselves away from the LFC Offside Twitter account for long enough take
note of a few other stories floating around of interest from a Liverpool standpoint.
In a heady stretch of six matches between January 16th and February 12th, Raul Meireles scored
all five of his Liverpool goals. When the goals started to dry up, some began to wonder just how
important he was to the team's continued success—especially given the way everybody else in the
side seemed to be clicking as Liverpool flourished with an up-tempo pass and move game and the
goals poured in against everyone from City to Fulham to Birmingham to Newcastle.
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