I am tired that every time we try to offload a player I hear the “Wasn’t given a chance” excuse by some fellow LFC fans. Liverpool need to clear some serious dead wood this Summer for many reasons however the two main ones are.
1) Their wages are too high for them to sit on the bench.
2) Their lack of hunger has an effect on the whole team.
I am sorry but when someone is making a very good salary (which is paid by the LFC fans who attend games and buy official merchandise) then you would expect them to perform and give their money’s worth. Recent case in point Mr. Joe Cole who recently was quoted as saying that his lack of performance was due to not getting enough sleep because of his baby girl. WTF? Do you think anyone of us can go to our bosses and claim that? If I was making his kind of salary I shut my gob and push really hard in training.
We only see our players for about 3 hours a week (depending on the number of games) however the manager and coaches see them every day at training. They (Kenny & Co.) know best on how a player is performing and how hard they are working. The selection is not just based on performance in a previous game however there are factors such as needs of the team and of course the big two “How do they perform in training? How consistant are they?”.
Last January we saw the departure of Ryan Babel who I still hear the echoes of many of his fans claiming that he was never given a chance at LFC. Ryan who hasn’t exactly taken the Bundesliga by storm had plenty of chance with Liverpool, 146 games in all. He had three managers to impress and didn’t even impress one (not even Roy). Also I hear the other excuse that he wasn’t playing in his favourite position. Football is a team sport, you play where you are required to play and that is it. The manager tells you where you will play and you do that and not get on Twitter bitching and moaning about it.
So let the offloading continue, Mr. Jova is probably next, and yes he was given enough chance.