Most helpful critical review
A Season Of Transition and Not Much Else!
on 15 June 2013
This is the official review of the 2012/2013 season from Liverpool FC in what is the first full season under their manager Brendan Rodgers who succeeds Kenny Dalglish whose second spell ended at the end of the 2011/2012 season. As far as the campaign is concerned, it was a miserable season for Liverpool fans with some good and bad statistics as the Reds finished seventh in the league as Liverpool continue their love affair with their inconsistency but at least the Reds improve their points tally, goal difference and finish one place higher than the previous season, but in contrast their season has been killed off with the campaign barely started thanks to a poor summer window that cost them dear as Liverpool had to wait until late September for their first league win of the season which came away at Norwich City in a 5-2 win with Luis Suarez scoring a hat-trick and the striker bagged another treble away at FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic and Suarez went on to score 30 goals in all competitions during the season and his final contribution of the campaign was a late leveller at home against UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea and the striker's biting incident in the same match earned him a 10-match ban for his misdemeanor. Liverpool also had to wait until October for their first league clean sheet of the season which came at home to Stoke City, first home league win in their next game against Reading, November for their first away league clean sheet against League Cup winners Swansea City, Boxing Day (26th December) for their first penalty to be awarded during the season which came away at Stoke and Liverpool managed just only one win against the top 6 teams who finished above the Reds in the league table all season which came at home to Tottenham Hotspur in a 3-2 win and went out of the domestic cup competitions far too early. Liverpool's form in the second half of the season did improve with a couple of new signings but by then the damage had already been done ages earlier as it comes far too late to save the season, among some of the highlights includes a 6-0 win away at Newcastle United, the final season for veteran defender Jamie Carragher who announced his retirement and the truth about Hillsborough has been revealed. This DVD has highlights of all the goals from all the games from the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup and the UEFA Europa League with commentary from BBC Sport, Sky Sports and LFC TV at just over two hours full of action narrated by George Riley. Despite a change of manager, it's still the same old broken record for Liverpool fans who will find this DVD difficult to watch but it's only good enough for neutrals as we move into the 2013/2014 season with goal-line technology been introduced for the first time and the new UEFA Financial Fair Play rules as we all move on into the post Sir Alex Ferguson era.