I won’t judge yesterday’s performance: neither the lads, nor the manager. Better read this coverage instead. Why should I repeat? Well then. I’m trying to stay positive, although it’s very hard after defeat like this one against the “Giants”, like ESPN called City … I leave it uncommented. I am already trying to focus on the our journey to Turkey, rubbing it in doesn’t makes sense, and doesn’t help.
It was a disappointing performance, enough said. Though we, the Liverpool fans, shouldn’t push the panic bottom by now. There’s still work to be done on both sides: Roy Hodgson needs to get to know better the players, and they need to accustom themselves with his way of working, and his tactics. There’s no doubt about that, and furthermore: we all know that! So let’s accept it!
It’s going to be a hard season, it was clear enough before the ball was kicked off against Arsenal last week. A defeat is not amusing, watching the team’s poor performance is a sore. Our lads need to improve, and they know that as good as we do. This is their job.
What can we do then? What is our job? Our duty is to support the team. To support the team as a whole, and each individual player too, even though we may not like his attitude or performance or whatever. Furthermore, we have to support the manager. They all are our club. And they need us.
It is rather unfair to call for Roy’s head at this early stage of the season. Come on, people, give him some time. Have you already seen enough to judge him that hard? The situation he’s in now is quite similar to Louis van Gaal’s after taking over Bayern Munich. The team lost games, was poor in performance, lacked in teamwork, and the critics were very loud-voiced. We all know how I ended, don’t we? I do not say we’re going to win the league (at least not this year), I’m realistic enough, but we have to believe in better times. There’s still plenty of time, teams to be beaten, goals to be scored, and points to be earned. They’re still out there, waiting. Why panic?
Roy Hodgson said: “It’s not the job, it’s the fan’s expectations.”
He’s right. Let’s give him a chance, some time, and – more important – let’s be fair! Come on … We call ourselves the best fans in the world, our motto is “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Let’s prove how good we really are, and that we truly live our motto. To judge is the easiest way.