It’s no secret that our club is in serious trouble. We have owners adding debt onto our club, fans looking to buy our club and amongst all this we have on the field problems. I know I know, we have just gone out and beat Sunderland 3-0 in a great home performance, but does one match really change the mind set of our entire team? With all of our current problems I believe it’ll take more than just a whooping 3-0 victory over Sunderland to get the reds back on form. Especially since we are away to Chelsea on Sunday a fixture we haven’t won since the 2003/04 season.
I would like to talk for a minute about our American owners George Gillette and Tom Hicks. Now when this duo took over at Anfield we were promised better players and a new stadium, now 12 months down the line what do we have? Fears that we won’t get the new stadium and £100 million of debt. In all fairness they did fund the best signing for years, Fernando Torres ‘El Nino’. Myself personally I feel like the yanks should stick to American football and the NFL as they clearly don’t have the funds or the mental capacity to cope with both the NFL and the Premiership.
Also let’s take the time to talk about the fans attempting to buy our club. I must admit it is a refreshing idea and it would be a fantastic thing to see and it is a tribute the Liverpool fans as I believe no other fans in the world would even attempt it. However, I feel that the men who came up with it never thought it completely through, the 100,000 men who would give the money would face a problem when it comes to players wages, Transfers and of course the current debt on the club. It is a shame as these kopites are clearly die hard supporters and you had better believe that if I had the funds myself I would be right up there with them. I have no doubts that a real fan would do a better job as chairman or manager than the current ones we have now. But it is very hard to see it happening.
Finally, I wish to discuss the biggest question in Liverpool at the moment.
‘Is Rafael Benitez the right man to take the reds to the top?’
In my opinion, no. I am not saying that off recent results however, that comes from his intentions and his tactics. Yes. The rotation policy, a thorn in mine and I’m sure everyone else’s sides. I don’t agree with it. I feel that in order to have a championship winning team you need a starting 11 that doesn’t change except in cases of injury or suspension so that the players can get used to each others strengths and weaknesses.
For example Jamie Carragher and Daniel Agger are a match made in heaven as they know each others game, however if they keep getting changed around then it will change Liverpool’s overall performance.
I mean you can guarantee that at other clubs certain players are certain to play this weekend, for example you can guarantee that Rooney and Tevez will play this weekend. For Liverpool who are guaranteed to play against Chelsea. Gerrard, Carragher, Torres and Reina. It’s not enough. I believe that Rafa only has one intention at Liverpool. That is to win the European cup again. I’m not complaining, another European cup would be great but, we need a manager who listens to the fans and the fans all want one thing, THE PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE.
Its what we want and it’s what we need to get the respect and fear that England’s most illustrious club deserves. I mean we haven’t had one for 17 years now and a club like Liverpool needs one.