Dunno about you, but I'm sick & tired of TV pundits on LFCTV & fans on shows like Kop Talkin' going on about how great we're playing & we don't deserve to be where we are in the table. Sorry to name names but Jason Mcateer is the biggest culprit of sun-shinning. But i love it when David fairclough & Roy Evans are on because they don't hold back they tell it like it is from old school shanks days.
Here are the most typical points on our season so far spoken about on TV:
> Opposition keepers are just too good
> We just have no luck
> The ref was terrible
> We just need a 'natural' goalscorer
> the squads not big enough
I realize that sometimes we can use the above reasons, however those reasons should surely ONLY be used if all of our players are doing all they can to score goals & win matches. But quite frankly most of it is utter crap. Just excuses. I've been harping on about this for the last few years & Brian Reade also talked about this but we get NO PLAYERS INTO THE BOX!
It drives me crazy thinking how many goals/points we could have got if players would run into the box instead of pussy footing on the edge of the box just 'hoping' something would happen. People were knocking Mark Laurenson's views on MOTD talking about this but i have to 100% agree with him (& i dnt normally do).
Don't get me wrong i still 100% back Brendan Rodgers & i always believe in judging a manager at the end of the season, however he has to sort it out because at this rate we won't even be in the race for fourth.
The players need to look at videos & realise they're not far off they just need to position themselves further up the pitch. Makes me so angry that people say we need this so called 'natural' goal scorer as if it's rocket science, what a load of nonsense! Dirk Kuyt scored a hat trick against Man UTD a few seasons back would you call him a natural goal scorer? Where was he standing when he scored all 3 goals? Right on the 6 yard box knowing that he was bound to get a chance.
This season apart from the Norwich game I've hardly seen any of our players busting a gut to get right into the box to score some goals. We are overly conservative & Gerrard & Allen have been the worst culprits although unfortunately B-Rod has told Gerrard to sit back which i think is criminal.
I don't like to compliment Man UTD & Fergie but the one thing they do better than every other team in the world is they throw the kitchin sink at teams! Which means they don't pass the ball 20 times sideways & backwards for the sake of passing it, they pass & move forward as a team that's why they score so many goals. We're not doing that & it breaks my heart because we could so push up the table but our players waste so much time just passing the ball around & it drives me nuts.
You get what you earn in football, I hope Brendan Rodgers identifies these issues because i want to believe..