OK, they played all right first-half at Arsenal.
‘I love Liverpool Football Club, and if you said to me which team would I have loved to manage in this country it would be Liverpool – but I can’t see it this year’.
West Ham capitalised on Liverpool’s defensive frailties as they scooped their first win over The Reds in 52 years. This *is* the worst Liverpool team in years.
But Rossiter, who made his Premier League debut against Arsenal last month, says that Rodgers is very good at developing young players – as underlined by the fact that he took a handful of his best academy talents, also including Sheyi Ojo and Ryan Kent, on our pre-season tour of the Far East. Hence, having someone like Divock Origi or Ings with pace, playing off Benteke might prove more effective for Liverpool while waiting for Sturridge’s return.
Brendan Rodgers put the scattershot post-Luis-Suarez signing splurge out of his mind and plunged into the transfer market with abandon this summer.
Able to find the back of the net – especially at the top level – Ings will be heavily involved as the season goes on in the eyes of many Liverpool fans. Goalscorer Mark Noble harshly sent off for a challenge on Danny Ings.
The jury may be out on the success of Liverpool’s rebuilding but at least they had a clear strategy and carried it out, bringing in James Milner on a free, while paying £29m for Hoffenheim’s Roberto Firmino and £32.5m for Christian Benteke from Aston Villa. “And spending big money on a kid from Monaco won’t change that”.
A mixed start to life on Merseyside for Roberto Firmino.
I like the way they’ve bought, but then I watched them against West Ham and oh dear…
Needless to say, the Brazil worldwide is a quality acquisition by Rodgers and his men, but for the time being he may need to work on his fitness and perhaps take a little while to adjust to his surroundings. United, in theory, would be closer to an away game against Arsenal than a home game against West Ham.
The absence of the South American playmaker robs the Merseysiders of undoubtedly their most technically able player and someone who looks to be getting better as his time in England progresses.
Christian Benteke created 33 chances in the Premier League last season.
Rossiter made his debut for the Reds in the League Cup last season, scoring his first goal for the club as they defeated Middlesbrough on penalties. Joe Gomez was equally poor for Liverpool and the teen was subbed off at halftime for Alberto Moreno.