Has Brendan Rodgers assembled the worst Liverpool team ever?

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After winning seven points in the opening three matches this season, everything looked rosy for Liverpool fans.

Two matches later and there is suddenly a crisis, and there is plenty of talk about Brendan Rodgers losing his job in the not-too-distant future. So what went wrong?

Well, firstly Liverpool only beat Stoke on the opening day thanks to a wonder strike by Philippe Coutinho, in what was otherwise a pretty drab match.


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Then the Reds were extremely fortunate to beat Bournemouth, thanks to a controversial goal.

The most promising performance was probably away to Arsenal, where they held out for a 0-0 draw, thanks to the linesman wrongly disallowing Aaron Ramsey's goal.

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Things have down downhill very quickly since losing 3-0 at home to West Ham and then 3-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday. 

We'll get the excuses out the way early. Henderson is a big miss and hasn't played since the Bournemouth match. Coutinho was harshly sent off against West Ham and subsequently missed the Manchester United match.

Right excuses out the way.

Extremely poor

Liverpool have lost the previous two matches because, simply, they've been extremely poor. If you look around their team, how many players would get into a team in the top four? Nathaniel Clyne and Coutinho maybe. That's it.

Other than that I don't think Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United or Arsenal would be particularly interested in any of Liverpool's players.

So, how can you compete with a team with a better squad with you? By having a good manager and being well organised and a good team spirit? Well, I'm afraid Liverpool don't tick any of those boxes.

Found out

Rodgers is starting to get found out, playing 4-3-3 with a handful of players playing out of position.

Well organised? Not a chance with Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren at the back. They are both an accident waiting to happen and can't be relied upon to be focused for a whole 90 minutes. (Why Mamadou Sakho doesn't play, I will never know...)

Good team spirit? Well Rodgers' man-management has also come under scrutiny this summer by making Mario Balotelli, Jose Enrique and Fabio Borini all train at a different time to the first team squad for no apparent reason other than he didn't want them.

Enrique failed to get sold and remains at the club being frozen out. I wonder how he feels and how that affect team morale. 


While we're on the subject of being frozen out, it's quite worrying the amount of players that have left the club recently and spoke badly about Rodgers. Borini, Balotelli, even Steven Gerrard had a few little digs at him.

All is not well at Liverpool. It's not just the performances in the first five matches, it's everything.

The players aren't good enough; the manager isn't good enough and this season will be yet another to forget.

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