As Liverpool's performances have stuttered in the past few weeks, with draws against Reading and West Ham, Reds' boss Brendan Rodgers has received criticism from both the fans and the press, but is it all fair?

No doubt about it, Rodgers was given the unenviable task of rescuing a club damaged by previous managers and I for one, believe he has done well.

He has managed to blood through several young, homegrown talents like Raheem Sterling, Andre Wisdom and Suso, as well as helping Dalglish flops Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing.


The mark of any good manager is his signings, however, some of Rodgers' have been questionable.

First of all, he signed Joe Allen from old club Swansea for £15 million. Allen has struggled to influence the play and has therefore lost his place in the team. 

He also purchased Oussama Assaidi and this has been a positive signing however, remarkably, he has only starred in a few games. In January, he secured the services of two more assets - Daniel Sturridge and Phillipe Coutinho. Sturridge had an exceptional beginning to his Anfield career and has a lot of potential however, his performances have decreased substantially in recent weeks.

Coutinho is a player who also made a great start to English football and surprising to many, he has found consistency and can become another great Brazilian.

Attractive football

Rodgers has managed to integrate his philosophy amongst his Liverpool team and they are playing football the 'right way'. This attractive, passing play has been their saving grace as they have also won the love and enjoyment of neutrals.


Rodgers needs to be given the time he deserve and then he really could work a good, British team, keeping key players like Luis Suarez will really expand their appeal in the transfer market when targeting big signings.

If given the opportunity, Rodgers could build something special at Liverpool. 


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