Is it the end for John Terry…?
John Terry had himself quite an evening at Anfield, didn’t he?
Three times in the first half the erstwhile England skipper and reigning World’s Bravest Man was nutmegged – twice by Luis Suarez and once by Andy Carroll.
The last time ED spent 90 minutes watching somebody opening their legs that frequently, it had the lights off and the door securely locked.
Equally embarrassing, Terry slipped while turning to allow Jordan Henderson (Jordan Henderson!) to score Liverpool’s second.
Ray Wilkins assured us Terry wears the longest studs available, but ED is almost certain it has seen him slip over at a crucial moment before. It just can’t place it.
And to cap off a dismal half, Terry failed to pick up Carroll at a corner as the big man set up Daniel Agger for Liverpool’s third.
Now, everyone can have the occasional nightmare – think Nemanja Vidic resorting to rugby tackles against Fernando Torres (then of Liverpool, hence good).
But Terry’s performances have been sub-par for a while. ED laughed out loud when Carroll attempted a lumbering stepover against Terry in the Cup final – yet the Chelsea man bought it, and Carroll smashed the ball home.
And the red card against Barcelona? Further evidence that Terry’s old-school let-’em-have-it approach to roughing forwards up is an anachronism in a game increasingly intolerant of ‘letting your opponent know you are there’.
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