Liverpool legend John Aldridge believes that the Reds are not playing to Christian Benteke’s strengths, even though the Belgian managed to score a goal of the season contender in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday. The second half was a little bit better but, in general, we didn’t deserve a victory. I have a group who will respond but the key for us is to initiate a game and create chances – that is something we need to be better at.
Rodgers’ side have managed just two goals in their opening four league matches, while Louis van Gaal’s men have struck three.
The 24-year-old Belgium global , quoted on Liverpool’s website, added: “It was a disappointment for us”.
“You think about how many strikers Liverpool have on the books and they have no wide players”.
David de Gea had made a successful return to action, Anthony Martial scored a stunning goal on debut and United recorded a big win over their most bitter rivals.
When Liverpool managed to get the ball they pumped it up to the lone figure of Benteke.
“The players are bitterly disappointed because they know we can play better than that and over the course of the season I’m sure they will but as you can see there’s still a lot of hard work ahead for us”.
“The first thing you have to do with players is make them feel comfortable in positions they’re playing in”, he said on Sky Sports.
Michael Gavin, who set up the page, wrote: “Brendan Rodgers’ time is up – there’s not much more of this insipid football anyone can take“.
“I think they have to sit the players down”.
“I am very happy and grateful, but I go back to Manchester, get back into training and start focusing on Liverpool“. “We’ll speak and have a laugh afterwards but, before and during the game, there are no friends”. They need to avoid defeat on Thursday [at Bordeaux in the Europa League], then they have two massive [Premier League] games at home [against Norwich and Aston Villa]. Both players were tangling for the ball and get their arms up, Ashley Young jumps on the player’s back but gets the free-kick.