[quote author=Wet WetDreambeliever link=topic=22418.msg538153#msg538153 date=1207743096] [quote author=Loch Ness Monster link=topic=22418.msg538138#msg538138 date=1207742753] [quote author=Anita link=topic=22418.msg538118#msg538118 date=1207742537] Didn't work. But, great time and place to experiment Rafa. [/quote] Cant believed he decided to do that in such a big game. Once again, I dont understand him. "Our captain and dynamo, put him out on the left. He had never played there before. While we are at it, put Carra at right back. And go for our tried and trusted partnership up front, Crouch and Torres, who have played about 300 minutes together all season." I just dont get him. But we won so who am I to question his selections? [/quote] Easy. Crouch tore them a new one on SAturday. He sure as shit didn't last night. He wanted to occupy their back line. See above So he had to sacrifice someone. No he didn't. Just keep at as 4-2-3-1. It works, we know it does. Why experiment on such a crucial night? Babel. And Gerrard is better on the left that Kuyt. Gerrard was woeful on the left and more importantly I'd rather have an average Kuyt on the left and keep Stevie in the middle than what we had for the first 30mins last night. We are poor on set pieces so Hyppia must play, Skrtel is quick so we needed him and you can't drop Carra. It made perfect sense even if it was a gamble. [/quote] There are some arguments for Rafa doing what he did last night but it made far from perfect sense.