Did I blink and miss the honeymoon period of the new manager?
Sweeping away bad old Rafa and bringing in good old Roy was supposed to be our salvation. At least, if you listened to some of our esteemed press.
Liverpool’s domestic season has stuttered. And it’s not just the results that are worrying. Last season the reds spent long spells without Gerrard and Torres through injury, and although chances were plentiful, in some games our downfall was a combination of poor defending and/or weak finishing.
It seems this season Liverpool are struggling to even find the opponents penalty box.
Birmingham away was as dismal as it got, lucky to walk away with a point, whereas last year it was considered bad luck. Sneaked past West Brom at home. And totally outclassed at Man City and Man Utd. Ironically we’ve been arguably the only side to make Man City look decent this season.
But apparently there were ‘positives’ to be had from the Birmingham game. And Steven Gerrard was ‘pleased’ with our performance at Old Trafford. A match which saw one shot on target – the free kick that went in.
More worrying will be the abundance of apologies and excuses that not only appear after games, but we’re also getting snippets of them before we kick off.
So while Roy, Babel, Jovanovic and even Eccleston trot out their apologies they would do well to remember who they manage and play for.
At Liverpool we don’t expect apologies, we demand performances. We demand a bit of pride in the shirt.
What are they apologising for? It’s either they didn’t work hard enough or they aren’t good enough. If it’s either then they shouldn’t be at Liverpool FC. Simple as that.
Everybody knows that until the current owners are removed future prospects are bleak, but that doesn’t excuse the players from putting a shift in for the millions of fans.
What has been served up so far this season is dross.
Any hiccups in the next 5 league games could etch some serious stains on a number of people’s CV’s.