Well as everyone already knows we were pretty convincingly beaten tonight. The more cynical fan would be starting to look for a scapegoat but I myself felt we were simply outplayed. After looking at the fan’s comments after the match it seems that Lucas is receiving quite some criticism, but lets be honest name a Liverpool player who put in a good performance. Yes we gave our usual hard working performance but there was not much technical quality shown by any of our players tonight. Also criticism which has come in for Milan Jovanovic is very unjust, not too long ago fans were raving on about his pace and work rate, so one bad game does not totally dismiss his qualities and potential to be a great Liverpool player.
I have been most disgusted by fans who have been blaming Roy Hodgson for the defeat. To start calling for Hodgson’s head this early in the season is shocking. He set up the team absolutely fine in my opinion and although he may have made his substitutes quite late I honestly feel they wouldn’t have made much of a difference to the final score. So if you call yourself a Liverpool fan and are already looking for Roy to be given the boot. You must realise we are not Chelsea, once the going gets tough we do not drop our heads and ask for a new manager. we get behind the gaffer and show our support. This is the attitude that makes me proud to be a Liverpool fan and why I believe we our the best supported team in the world.
We must take into consideration that we have had two extremely difficult fixtures to open our Premier League account. We were unlucky to only receive a point against Arsenal and we were outplayed against City. The players are also rusty and not up to top form yet so I feel the best is yet to come. Lets not forget that players are still getting used to Roy’s management style and tactics so I wouldn’t be expecting top form this early in the season. The best thing we can do in this situation is forget about the result and move on to focusing on the match against Trabzonspor.