Re: Official Liverpool Thread
Not turning this into a Rodgers out debate, but where is this improvement?
We've had one excellent season under Rodgers and it'd be very generous to give him massive credit for it, we had the 3rd best player in the world at his absolute peak and by a stroke of luck found a partnership of him and Sturridge. Other players were given it their all and you can see just how much last season took out of our usual talisman Gerrard, and while the players can only take us so far we lost that league last season to tactical blunders in big games from Rodgers ie Playing for the win against Chelsea when we needed a draw, trying to go all out against Palace and not closing the game. Yes Rodgers set up the team but come on how much work did he have to do? we had a small squad that practically picked itself.
Rodgers is a young manager who's learning, his Plan B will most likely come with time and his big game experience should be improving, but Liverpool aren't a club that should be a proving ground for him, we shouldn't be his trial and error.
To say the football has improved upon Rafa and Dalglish is also opinion based more than anything else, Rafa while incredibly boring at times knew how to close games out (especially in Europe), Dalglish actually played quite entertaining football.
Yes we were on a great run but again we've faltered in big games and simply put after 3 seasons it isn't good enough, he gets tactically outwitted so often, the manner of the defeats is what's worse, i've never seen such a spineless performance than what i've seen against United, Arsenal and Villa recently.
As for this again 'obvious improvement', the squad is filled with more deadwood right now than what Dalglish left us with and most of Rodgers top players have been Dalglish signings. This is the same Rodgers who tried to swap Henderson for Dempsey and you lot trust his decision making? The wage bill has reduced but simply put if you want to compete it's going to grow, speculate to accumulate and due to our nature of trying to get cheap wages we are growing worse as a team and it won't be long till players jump ship looking for someone who will pay the wages, the cost of reducing the wage bill is that Rodgers has gutted the dressing room of real leaders and living legends of the club.
I'm not saying I want him out as I don't think Klopp would do much better but the way some of you lot back Rodgers to the death is crazy for a manager who has proved nothing here.