When did fans and managers of other clubs become such experts on the situation at Liverpool and Roy Hodgson’s tenure? I wouldn’t mind so much if things were hunky dory at their clubs.
There’s Wenger, saying Roy Hodgson was a great manager last year so he’s still one this year. Look at the evidence Arsene; the results don’t lie. Maybe you should concentrate on delivering a trophy to the Arsenal fans that have started to get on your back after five barren years.
Then there’s Ferguson. It’s a bit short sighted of him to moan about how Hodgson deserves better. Does he not remember the treatment he’s had off his own fans? Perhaps my memory is playing tricks on me. I’m sure those fans started to question whether he was right to change his mind about retirement when from 2003-2006 they won a solitary FA Cup. And I could swear that Ferguson was also lucky to stay in a job when he first took over at Old Trafford after four barren years were ended with their first FA Cup win under him. Maybe he can’t remember back that far, he is getting on after all.
I’ve even heard West Ham supporters criticising Liverpool for getting rid of Hodgson and saying they’d happily have him replace Avram Grant. This is the same Avram Grant who would have won the Champion’s League with Chelsea had John ‘I’d band anyone’s wife’ Terry not slipped while taking the decisive penalty. The same Avram Grant who has got them to the Semi finals of the Carling Cup. And the same Avram Grant who was also only appointed last summer, just like Hodgson.
Well the people who have had a go at Liverpool supporters for our diabolical treatment of Hodgson and accused our owners of making the wrong decision in replacing him with Kenny should consider a few things. John Henry never appointed Hodgson. He inherited him from the previous owners, who only appointed him because wouldn’t rock the boat. Hodgson’s excuse that he never had a chance to put his stamp on the squad doesn’t ring true. He brought in Poulsen, Merieles, Cole and Konchesky. And finally I don’t think the Liverpool support can be in question just because we don’t want to settle for mediocrity. We’ve proved over the years that we are both passionate and loyal.