Just when we think our performances can’t get any worse our team put in a display that we have just witnessed at Anfield tonight. Wolves with far less talent on show than Liverpool simply showed the desire that we have lacked for the majority of the season.
Some of the fans will blame Hodgson and some will blame the players. The most worrying thing is that the owners will not take the required action one way or the other. Hodgson appears to have their backing at least for now and the suggestion is that there won’t be any players sold in the transfer window.
This simply cannot be allowed to happen. We have now played 18 games and at this stage of the season the table does not lie. We look like and we are a team just above the relegation zone. Unless action is taken in the next few weeks who can be certain that we won’t be fighting relegation in 5 months time?
John Henry and the rest of the NESV group have to take action and change whatever they think is the main reason for our massive underperformance. It’s definitely one or more of the reasons below:
Hodgson – Doesn’t appear to be able to get the best out of most of the players, plays far too defensive, switches positions illogically and doesn’t appear willing to take drastic action either during or between games
Torres – If his demeanour reflects how little he appears to care then I would sell him as soon as possible. He is not injured anymore and has had long enough to get match fit. I would rather have Carlton Cole and £30M in the bank
Ngog – Looks reasonable on a good day. That is nowhere good enough for Liverpool. Take £5M and re-invest
Meireles – Still looks out of his depth in the Premier League. Tries harder than most but whilst he is adapting to our game he shouldn’t be considered an automatic selection. He’s only there because we have nobody better
Babel – Had a reasonable few minutes tonight but has had so many chances and rarely delivered. Surely £7-£8M would be an acceptable price for him
How many of the above players would we really miss on their present form? If you think they should stay then it has to be Hodgson to go. I do not want to be going to Pride Park and the Ricoh Arena next season, nor do I want to watch another embarrassing performance like the one tonight.
Either the manager goes or the team must have some major changes. Action must be taken before it’s too late.