Liverpool fans would have booed Brendan Rodgers last night claims David James

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Liverpool supporters would have booed Brendan Rodgers if he had overseen the club's 1-1 draw with Rubin Kazan in the Europa League last night. 

This is according to former Reds stopper David James, who believes that Jurgen Klopp's side produced a poor performance at Anfield. 

The Merseyside outfit failed to secure all three points against the Russian outfit despite playing more than a half with a man advantage. 


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And James has insisted that Liverpool lacked a 'cutting edge' against their European counterparts as Klopp made it two draws from his opening two fixtures on English soil. 

Speaking on BT Sport after the game, James stated: "It was a very poor performance by Liverpool today. Loads of possession, loads of shots in the wrong areas, most of them. And not enough cutting edge.

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"The fans applauded Jurgen Klopp and the team going off the field today, but had Brendan Rodgers been in that dugout, that would have been a boo today."

Taking time 

James is probably right; there's no way Liverpool fans would have been pleased with last night's performance if Rodgers had been in the dugout. 

But, the Reds faithful are no fools; they are well aware that it's going to take time for their beloved players to come to prominence under the new regime. 

The notion that the enigmatic coach can perform miracles is wrong. It will take time for him to implement his style, so patience is required at this stage. 

Liverpool fans: do you agree with James? Have your say below! 

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