First we saw a very lacklustre performance at home which saw us lose by a single goal to nil against bottom of the league, Wolves, who simply wanted to win the game more than we seemed to and the end result just showed that to be true. We then played Bolton and it was Bolton who scored first in the game, leaving us wondering if we were going to record yet another defeat, but in the second half we played better and got back into the game and even managed to salvage a last minute winner to save our blushes.
After that result I thought that we might have turned a bit of a corner and that we would get something against Blackburn in our next game, but they punished our shocking attempts at defending, and went in 2-0 ahead at half-time. We were never going to recover from that, the way we had been playing of late, and not even a late surge by Steven Gerrard could save us (although how he managed to miss that penalty I will never know) from losing yet another match.
We are now 12th in the table, level on points with Everton, but with a game in hand. I just don’t know what to say about us at the moment, there is very little that can really be said about the last three or four games that we have played, at least nothing positive. We just aren’t playing very well at all, and we just don’t seem to be getting any better. If anything we are getting a little worse, if that is possible!
I am now of the opinion that on a results basis then Roy Hodgson should probably stop being our manager, but I am not sure if a new man could really make that much of a difference with the same squad of players that we have now. The current squad just don’t seem to want to play for the manager (which is never a good sign), they seem to be playing badly on purpose, and will that change if we have a new manager in charge?
Yes, we might get a few new faces in the transfer window but who is to say that they will gel with the current crop of players quick enough to make much of a difference. Whatever does happen I don’t think that much will be done this season. I thought that this season might well be a struggle for us and that finishing higher than we did last season would have been difficult and it looks like I was right, however the way we are going we could finish even lower than we did last season, perhaps not even in the top half of the table, which is quite possible given our results of late, even if we did get a new manager in the next few days, which is looking more likely by the day.
All I want to see is a Liverpool squad playing as a unit and who want to win every game that they play. Is that really too much to ask for?