Ignoring Striking Problem Coming Back To Haunt Liverpool

19 Nov

Ignoring Striking Problem Coming Back To Haunt Liverpool


Liverpool supporters were looking forward to another exciting season after manager Brendan Rodgers transformed the Reds last season into the most exciting team to watch in the Premiership, but more importantly into title challengers again.


Ultimately Rodgers’ men fell at the final hurdle in the race for the Premiership after being pipped by Manchester City, but the transformation in such a short space of time was quite remarkable from the season before that resulted in Liverpool failing to qualify for European competition.


Expectation levels have been raised after last season’s heroics and the return of Champions League nights at Anfield has also been a welcome return for Reds’ supporters.


Supporters were also buoyed by the amount of money spent in the summer as Rodgers strengthened his squad despite the loss of Luis Suarez.


But although Rodgers added strikers Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli to his squad, they have not come close to replacing Suarez.


Rodgers still has the other half of the famous S.A.S. strikeforce in Daniel Sturridge but he has been unavailable for most of the season through injury and the news that he could be out until Christmas is a hammer blow as the Reds boss sees his team struggle for goals.


It was a big mistake by Liverpool to rely on Sturridge with his already poor injury record and they had to buy a top class striker in the summer to provide an attacking threat after losing such a great player like Suarez.


Rumours circulated during the summer that Liverpool were after Sanchez, Falcao, Cavani, Reus, Remy but in the end they only signed Lambert and Balotelli, whom not many clubs would touch with a barge pole in a massive gamble that so far looks like being a massive failure.


Rodgers has to try and keep Liverpool in the hunt in the league until January and then spend big on a striker or last season will count for nothing and the Liverpool boss will be lucky to keep his job.


2 Responses to “Ignoring Striking Problem Coming Back To Haunt Liverpool”

  1. stangg November 19, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    Blowing a huge budget on garbage and trying to replace Suarez with Balotelli, Borini and RICKIE LAMBERT absolutely MUST cost Rodgers his job!.

  2. patrick November 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Also Gerrard has to take some blame. If Liverpool won the league last year it would’ve been easier to attract the top players as champions. Can Liverpool now even spend big in January on a top striker with the FFP rules? and would a top player even want to join a struggling team?

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