I must admit I’m one of the Liverpool fans who think at the beginning of each season that Liverpool will end there 20 year drought and win England’s top League. Every summer the reds have made some exciting singings and get all the kopites hopes up yet we always end up disappointed. This season has seen some long awaiting silverware arrive back at Anfield with the League Cup: but this is surely not good enough for a club of Liverpool’s stature. Below are 5 conclusions that sum up Liverpool’s season so far.
1) Lucas has become the most important player in the Liverpool squad. Before his injury Liverpool were performing pretty well but since his absence Liverpool have been on a rapid decline.
2) 2.Dagleish has made some poor choices with his team selections this year. Dagleish may have once been a great manager but the Premier League has improved massively since he won it with Blackburn and he can no longer be considered a great manager. His team selections can be baffling and he has shown tactical naivety in some games e.g. playing Carroll right mid against Spurs when Liverpool were reduced to 9 men
3) Skrtel and Agger have developed a formidable partnership at the heart of the Liverpool defense and Jamie Carragher has had to settle for a bit part role. I was Skrtel’s biggest critic last season but he has improved immensely is one of only a few success stories this year for the Reds.
4) Stephen Gerrard is no longer the player he once was. Captain Fantastic has been injured a lot over the past 18 months and has struggled to regain his top form. In the past he has be the main man in the Liverpool team and was solely responsible for winning around 15 points a season for the reds. If Liverpool are to break into the top 4 and challenge for top honors, Gerrard needs to get back to form
5) The recent signings have been terrible. Henderson Downing Carroll and Adam have all under-performed this season and these players do not have the quality to propel Liverpool back to the top. Surely Damien Comoli’s job should under threat after this.