It was an emotional charged Anfield on Saturday; not only was it the nearest home game to the anniversary of the Hillsborough but there was also a march from the city centre to Anfield in protest of Michael Shields continued imprisonment. After the minutes silence in memory of the 96 who lost their lives 20 years ago it didn't take Liverpool long to ensure that a fitting victory would also be achieved. Torres's first goal left me gob-smacked; as others on The Kop jumped and cheered I stood in shock and awe for a moment at El Nino's genius. Torres's second showed that we can take advantage of other teams poor marking as well as Chelsea did last week, as the Spaniard rose above Christopher Samba to head home.
Blackburn offered very little as they had the aforementioned Samba up front on his own; no Roberts, Santa Cruz, McCarthy or Diouf, and because of this they had to aim long balls up to the big fella and although Reina was rarely brought into action I was still a bit anxious that one slip-up and they were back into it. Thankfully Dan Agger; at his 3rd attempt of the day, brought the ball out of defence and rifled home a 30 yard cracker. We have missed Agger's ability of bringing the ball out of defence when we have played teams that are happy to sit and defend. Substitutes Lucas and Ngog combined to make it 4-0 and send us back to the top of the league... for a few hours anyway.
Putting to one-side "Mission Impossible II: A Stamford Bridge Too Far?", it is Arsenal next up in the league a week today and another chance to go top before the mancs play on the Wednesday. All we can do is keep on winning and hoping for another slip up by the scum.