Bleak on Merseyside, but will Liverpool pull it together?By: Rob | September 23rd, 2010
Not a great morning to be a Liverpool fan. Last night a (second string) Liverpool side were beaten by Northampton Town as the club lurches into more talk of crisis at the club.
It was no doubt a meek performance, and shows the dangers of playing a below-strength team in the Carling Cup. Of course This isn’t just a Liverpool have lost one game in the cup they are in crisis post – they’ve had a pretty indifferent start to the season – just five points from the opening five matches. A decent run in the Carling Cup would surely have at least raised morale?
Anyway, this is a bit of a crossroads for Liverpool. After they went from title contenders to Europa League contenders last season, they clearly had some work to do. This lost won’t exactly help, but its up to the big names (who will come back into the side at the weekend) to step up their game and turn the team around.
Can they do it?
You would think so. On the field it isn’t a major crisis, just some very good players out of form. No-one can argue that Fernando Torres isn’t actually a great player, even if he hasn’t exactly been at his best for awhile.
Of course the off the field stuff could be distracting, with the future of the club way up in the air, but Hodgson will have to get the players to forget all that and concentrate on the task in hand.
Here’s a poll lets see what you think.