Liverpool Football Club today plumbed new footballing depths as they sank in to the relegation zone after losing to newly promoted Blackpool.
Before the game thousands of fans marched in protest against the owners and the Royal Bank of Scotland who finance them. By the end of the game chants of ‘Dalglish’ were echoing around the ground as the fans made their feelings known on Hodgson’s ability in the Anfield hot-seat.
Blackpool totally dominated the first half which saw the reds defence constantly torn apart as the reds made Blackpool look like Premier League title shoe-in’s.
The reds responded in the second half, but it was Blackpool who finished the game stronger as Liverpool spent the majority of the game chasing shadows.
Glen Johnson gave away a penalty which was dispatched by the seasiders, before Blackpool scored on the stroke of half time in one of their numerous pieces of excellent attacking football in the first half.
The reds responded strongly in the first period of the second half, Kyrgiakos heading home from a quickly taken Steven Gerrard free kick.
But the reds were always second best, and Blackpool ended the game strongly as Liverpool’s XI finished with players in all sorts of new positions.
The reds are in the relegation zone and have 6 points out of a potential 21 in the first seven games of the season.
More worrying for Liverpool is that they fully deserve their league position.
Roy Hodgson’s last attempt at managing a big club in the Premier League, the Jack Walker millionaire Blackburn saw him win 1 of the first 14 games, placing his team bottom of the league, before he was removed from his position.
Liverpool may not be able to afford to give him another 7 games on present form.
Next up – the Merseyside Derby at Goodison. In what, embarrassingly, is a relegation crunch match.