After Liverpool’s last match last season in which they conceded six goals from stoke, one would think they would have gone back to the drawing board and devised better means to up their game. This is not the case as their performance this season has been poor.
Liverpool has lost 2 out of five games this season. One may wonder how losing two games out of five is disastrous. Losing two out of five isn’t disastrous in itself, it is the manner of the loss that is disastrous. The first loss was 0-3 to Westham at Anfield. The other loss is the recent one to arch-rivals Manchester United this weekend.
The first half of the match at old Trafford was unproductive as neither teams had any shots on target. Four minutes after the break, Daley Blind helped put United in the lead. In the 70th minute, Ander Herrerra was tackled in the 18 yard box and a penalty was awarded which he converted into a second goal for United. In the 84th minute, Christian Benteke scored for Liverpool with a beautiful acrobatic display. A minute later, deadline day signing, Martial, put in a third one for united, sealing the match for them.
The playing style of Liverpool’s coach, Brendan Rodgers, has come under heavy criticism. Jamie Carragher, a retired former Liverpool defender has criticised Rodgers love of the 4-3-3 formation. He asserts that the formation is not right for Liverpool as they don’t have any wide players. He cites the example of the 2013/2014 season when Liverpool was close to clinching the title when they used the 4-4-2 formation.
In all, Brendan Rodgers has to put his act together at Liverpool. If not, he might find himself out of job soonest.