Following Liverpool is seriously dangerous for us older supporters. My heart had just recovered from the 5-4 at Norwich when we go to a penalty shoot-out! Ok the performance was poor though not lacking in spirit but for me the big plus on top of a Wembley final was the return of Jon Flanagan after missing more than a season and a half. Much like Clyne, Flanno takes care of the first duty of full-backs which is to defend. His distribution was a bit rusty last night as could be expected but what a shift he put in! 105 minutes when he hadn’t played more than 60 minutes previously. Having him back is just like having a new signing. With Moreno once again showing a lack of positional sense, having a proper defender to call on will be invaluable for the rest of the season.