The Brendan Rodgers experiment is ongoing, but it has not started too well. Liverpool is currently sitting in the relegation zone with a mere two points from five games. You could argue it’s been bad luck for Rodgers and his team. The team has conceded three penalties and been given two red cards in those five games. That is not going to help your chances of winning. According to an ESPN article, Brendan Rodgers complained to referee’s boss Mike Riley.
“I came here, to one of the biggest clubs in the world, and in my opening period, we haven’t gotten a thing. So I just wanted to ask the question and put my point across,” Rodgers said.
Beside the referees, a lack of a pure striker could be a major reason for their struggles in front of goal. Liverpool made a massive mistake during the transfer window, loaning Andy Carroll and not bringing anyone in to replace him. Liverpool has scored four goals this season, while conceding 10. That could be a major reason they have yet to win a game this season.
This weekend provides a perfect opportunity for Liverpool to get their first win. The team travels to Carrow Road Saturday to face Norwich City. Norwich has somehow managed to score fewer goals than Liverpool this season. They have only scored twice this season. However, they sit one place above Liverpool in the Premier League table with three points.
Liverpool is going to need to start getting results. Sometimes it’s better to play ugly soccer and get results (Look at Manchester United this season) than to play beautiful soccer and be sitting in the relegation zone. If Liverpool is to get their campaign back on track, they must find a way to get more goals and win against Norwich on Saturday.
Written By: Eric Stoyanov, Contributing Writer, soccerprose.com
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