LFC crumbles, needs to find spark

4 Oct

When I woke up Sunday, I was hoping I would see a headline proclaiming a dominating Liverpool over Blackpool.  Instead, I was greeted with this: ‘Torres injured as Liverpool lose’. I felt like Wile E. Coyote after he just realized that he’d run off a cliff. A loss to newly promoted Blackpool AND Fernando Torres was hurt (again)?! Sigh, talk about a bad game.

Torres only made it nine minutes Sunday before the injury gods decided he hadn’t put up with enough injuries.  He’s already pulled out of Spain’s Euro qualifiers and there’s doubt that he will be fit in time to face Everton on the 17th. (I still blame his haircut for his woes, he’s like Sampson from the bible story.)

Anyways, the injury blow is the last thing a reeling Liverpool needed. The team is wallowing in 18th place (18th place!!!) in the table and are off to their worst start since 1953-54.  Oh yeah, they also got relegated that year.  Manager Roy Hodgson has his back against the wall already and it’s only seven games into the season.  I don’t think he will last much longer as top man at the club unless there is a major upswing in form. 

Of course, there are issues off the field with a couple of ass clowns for owners, but that’s not an excuse for the product on the field.  The players are still getting paid and they are just not getting the job done.

The team currently lacks passion, desire, finishing ability, width, solid defending…you name it, they’re missing it. It’s hard to say exactly what needs to be done to turn things around, but showing some pride out there would be a good place to start.  A shake-up in the starting line-up should be in the cards as well.  Christian Poulsen has been remarkably ineffectual in the midfield and at this point, I’m starting to think Lucas is looking like a better option. (I must be taking crazy pills.)  How about Maxi Rodriguez gets a run-out in the starting XI?  And for the love of all that is holy, can someone please put the ball in the back of the net?  Good chances need to end up in the goal, not scuffed high and wide. (I’m looking at you Joe Cole and David N’Gog.)  As they say in the PSP commercials, step your game up.

At this point, Liverpool is going to be lucky to finish in the top half of the table the way they are playing.  Hodgson can’t make the team show pride in the club, but if he needs some inspiration, here’s a good place to start:

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