That’s what makes Liverpool the unique and special club it is.
From a league perspective Liverpool are in really bad times and although that loyalty will never waver it’s only right for concerned supporters to question the current situation and demand to know what’s going to be done to improve our form.
Things cannot go on as they are.
Changes need to be made and the planning for next season has to start now, including reviewing the manager role. I love Kenny for the man he is and for his undying love of Liverpool. I was one of those who sincerely believed he was the man to lead us back to the top, but his approach to the game with constant changes to every starting line-up, formations and substitutions are both confusing and frustrating not only for the supporters but the players themselves.
I’ve criticized the squad for lack of quality, several are simply not good enough, but I do believe that with a different managerial approach they would perform much better than they are now. How is it a player can have a good game one week and not be selected the next? How demoralizing is that? I’ll give you one classic example. If you want Suarez and Carroll to form a striking partnership why aren’t they automatics each week? Should the likes of QPR and Wigan dictate changing the line-up? No they shouldn’t. In fact it should be the other way around. If you want the team to progress and understand one another then key roles and positions need to be established and allowed to develop.
I understand that for years managers have decided squad rotation is the right approach but I don’t buy the necessity to change to line-up for every single game. These are young players. They’re fit and they need to know where they stand each and every week to develop their confidence and understanding. If you asked anyone one of them if they would play every week they’d instantly say yes. This is Kenny’s Achilles heel. An ex-Liverpool player told a friend of mine Kenny is overcomplicating his whole approach. I don’t think anyone can argue that point except probably Kenny himself. Is he doing what he thinks is right? Of course, but it’s not working and it seems unlikely his approach will change which may prove his downfall. Real progress can only be judged by Liverpool’s league position and based on this criteria, the team is in decline regardless of cup successes.
Only a top quality manager of the stature and pedigree of a Jose Mourinho should be considered. Appointing an up and coming manager or one that has middle of the road results is pointless. Liverpool need a proven manager who can get the best out of the current squad while continuing to strengthen it. It will be expensive but totally necessary.
It’s a critical time for Liverpool. We can’t afford another disappointing season where home draws and losses to lower teams become the norm.
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