Oh my, how the mighty have fallen.
"Disgusting", "shambolic", "disgraceful", "my nan is a better defender than Glen Johnson…and shes six feet under!" is just a few phrases liverpool supporters angrily yelled after watching their team being beaten by Blackpool, a team whose most expensive player probably cost as much as Fernando Torres new haircut. Outplayed for large parts of a bizarre match at Anfield, Roy Hodgson can have no complaints that his dysfunctional Liverpool team had been beaten. Blackpool beat Liverpool at Anfield..WTF!! i still cant believe it….appaling, thats the only word to describe Liverpools current predicament.
After some decent incoming transfers the least fans were expecting was a top four finish or at worst top six. On current form relegation beckons, but surely this great club wont sink so low? Erm..remember Leeds United? Very similar circumstances, but kop fans shouldnt worry about a relegation battle this season but if the owner situation doesnt change soon Liverpool might just be the new Leeds in a few years time. harsh, but it could be reality if things on and off the pitch are not sorted out very soon.
Jamie Carraghers “legend” status at Anfield is clearly having an effect on the teams perfomances. I have been one of his greatest defenders over recent times but Jamie Carragher should be nowhere near liverpools starting eleven. The guys a legend, but his time is up. Dan Agger is the much better player at the moment and is much more speedy, skillful and actually knows how to bring the ball out of the defence, something Carra has never done. Agger alongside Skrtel, Glen Johnson and Paul konchesky as fullbacks. Raul Meireles one of europes best box to box midfielders was used as a right sided midfielder on sunday…no, no, no! He should be in the centre of midfield and not Christian Poulsen. Gerrard, Kuyt, Babel and Joe Cole supporting Torres(when fit). Ryan Babel, a curious case indeed. Once dubbed “The next Thierry Henry” has been mismanaged by Rafa Benitez and should be given one last chance to prove that he can live up to the potential he showed at Ajax. With Poulsen, Jovanovic, Ngog, Lucas providing cover on the bench.
Derby Day Looming
Everton will have even more motivation in the derby because a win would keep Liverpool in the bottom 3, only 1 place above the reds a loss could drag them into the relegation zone. Unusual circumstances the two Merseyside clubs find themsevles in so early in the season. A loss for either manager could possibly lead to him getting the sack. More so for Roy Hodgson, if results does not improve he could get the chop very, very soon. Bring on the derby i say, should be one of the most interesting in recent seasons.
written by Mahmood Booley