Warning: This is a rant! I’ve given myself a few days to calm down so it is not as extreme as it could have been.
After Liverpool lost to West Brom on Monday, most if not all Liverpool fans were left feeling dejected and fed up. Angry at the teams failure to score from the 19 chances created, upset that Gerrard didn’t convert his penalty and disconcerted that a top 4 spot is virtually out of reach. Even the most optimistic of fans would tell you now that a top 4 finish just wont happen. Liverpool fans have been forced to settle for mid-table finish since Rafa’s days and it’s hard to see when the rot will stop and things will improve.
The problem lies with the players first of all. It’s not as if Liverpool has a poor squad. There are a number of very good players in the squad. The squad is filled with internationals so why aren’t Liverpool challenging higher up the table? I only hope that Brendan Rodgers can find a solution, and I hope he does it quickly. I was dismayed to see the lack of support on Twitter for Brendan Rodgers. Fickle fans annoy me and I never would have associated that with Liverpool fans. Support your team through the good times and bad times.
On to Jonjo Shelvey now. The abuse he received on Twitter after and during the game is nothing short of a disgrace. He is a young player who was being played out of position. If anyone should be blamed for that it’s Rodgers. I didn’t understand the selection when I seen it first and I still don’t. Yet again a sign of the fickleness that some so called supporters show. It’s a horrible trait and if fans are going to be like that then I think a club like United would be better suited for them.
Frustration is part and parcel with supporter a club like Liverpool. Since the highs of 2005 and 2006, us Liverpool fans haven’t had much to cheer about. The odd glimpse of genius from Suarez, Gerrard and now Sturridge is about all we’ve been able to cheer lately but surely with the class of player that’s at the club now and the way that Liverpool are playing, results will become more positive. Wont they?
The Europa League is still not priority for me. I would rather us concentrate on finishing higher in the league than putting the likes of Suarez out against Zenit. Rodgers will want us to win the competition i’m sure, but if it means we finish 8th or 9th then I think we should be looking ahead to Swansea. Maybe I’m just ignorant and am too used to seeing Liverpool playing in the Champions League for so many years. The Europa League for me is a second class competition and at the moment i think it hinders progress. I know that people wont agree but that’s how I feel.
Zenit have not played in over two months so a reserve team should get away with an okay result. Suso, Borini and the likes should be given a run out because I think that they are capable of getting something from the game.
Rant over. I feel better now that’s off my chest…..