Ah, Liverpool. Once made the powerhouses of world football quiver in their over-expensive boots now the whipping boys of arch-rivals Everton.
Many things can be blamed for their recent fall from grace, the failed managers, the ridiculous signings, and the coldness of the owners towards the club. However, the Kop has received their shining light in the form of Brendan Rodgers.
The style of play
Liverpool’s play now closely resembles the Barcelona’s famous ‘tiki taka’ that has won Barcelona so many trophies over a short length of time.
This style of play is very exciting to Liverpool fans that previously had to watch their team play dreary, uncreative football that could not pierce Premier League defences.
Out with the old, in with the new
Liverpool has often relied on the same way of football for a while now, pass to Suarez and see what he can do. The risk of buying two players who were underperforming with big potential paid off massively as Sturridge provide Liverpool with more firepower and can take the weight off of Luis Suarez. The acquisition of Coutinho injected much needed creativity on the left flank.
Adding depth to the squad
Usually, Liverpool tire throughout the season due to a lack of depth, players become tired and Liverpool’s style of play weakens. Brendan Rodgers has immediately replaced Jamie Carragher with an equally experienced player, Kolo Toure. This gives Liverpool a backup plan if Skrtle/Agger leaves or becomes injured. Iago Aspas has been brought in to support Luis Suarez in the striker department and the departure of Pepe Reina is already been replaced by a younger, better keeper in the form of Simon Mignolet.
Many Liverpool fans will mourn the departure of Pepe Reina and the expected departure of Luis Suarez. However, every cloud has a silver lining. These departures will bring in funs which can allow Liverpool to be more ambitious in the transfer market. Liverpool’s owners are more than willing to spend big. With all these funds, Liverpool will be ready to compete in the market with the world’s biggest clubs.
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