Fantastic player, I used to love him.
Slower than death though, I will never forget how Babel outrun him from his own half to score the last goal in our 4-2 loss at Anfield in 2008.
It’s weird why this remained as the most painful and vivid memory of that loss, compared to Lolcott’s brilliant run and Toure’s sheer stupidity.
I suppose I didn’t want to reconcile with the fact that we would lose that game and go out of the competition we were through up until the 86th minute. I expected us to score again in extra time and make it 3-3.
Ah, blessed are the days I was young and foolish enough to faith in us haha.
IIRC, my memory of that game was of course Walcott’s insane run through the entire liverpool side, but didn’t RVP have an easy goal and Bendtner got in his way and blocked it? That was a big moment as well.