‘we should have won that game!’
Why? Because we’ve had 60% possession and 15 more shots than our opponents in said game?
We need as fans and players to stop and think, wait just because we’re Liverpool Football Club, that doesn’t give us the divine right to win games against Stoke, Norwich, Swansea, Blackburn, Sunderland and Wigan etc with ease. We need to start digging in and digging out goals, I’ve just watched a game in which Dirk Kuyt misses chances of ease and Andy Carroll failed to make an impact in another game after coming on as a substitute. The most disappointing thing about that is that it’s hard to argue that they’re to blame for this.
In the summer we went out and bought some of the players that in the 10/11 season created the most chances for their respective clubs, Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson. All three have put in shifts, but for a club like Liverpool a ‘shift’ is not enough.
When we bought in Luis Suarez I thought, thank goodness we aren’t going to be seen as a ‘one man team’ like we were for a time under the guidance of Steven Gerrard. Sadly it’s becoming more evident that when Luis Suarez doesn’t play we struggle to even pull off shots on target. Even when Suarez DOES play we still fail to find the net.
It speaks volumes when you reveal that Norwich, Newcastle, Bolton and Blackburn are just some of the teams that have scored more goals than us this season. We’ve spent millions and millions of pounds and for what? To build for the future? Or to be 13 points off the top of the Premier League as I write this?
I love the club but I dare say that if Kenny Dalglish wasn’t in charge we’d be giving whom ever was absolute pelters. We are by know means close to the time under Roy Hodgson and for that I’m incredibly thankful but we’re just not good enough. After spending over £120 million pounds are we really seeing the results that even the management team expected? Of course not but the question is surely why?!
If I were John Henry and co. I’d struggle to release more funds for more future improvement. It’s a worry because we do need a striker to relieve some pressure upfront and a defensive midfielder is a must for 6 months and beyond due to the Lucas injury. It’s interesting to see Raheem Sterling train with the first team recently, maybe a sign of things to come. Last year we stood out for developing our youth, are we going to put more trust onto young shoulders? Only time will tell.
To summarise, right now we’re not good enough, we’ve heaps of potential but we need to attract more players of quality and to do that we need Champions League football. I think it’s good to spark debate with this posts and so I’ll put it to the fans, what needs to be done?
Ben Carr – @DoctorBenjy on twitter.