Why do Liverpool fans want Brendan Rodgers to leave?

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Brendan Rodgers is standing on shaky ground.

Four goals in six games with only two wins leaves Liverpool FC with just eight points so far this season.

This has lead to an outpouring of dissatisfaction and frustration from Liverpool fans across the world. This may seem sudden to outsiders - see John Motson's bizarre rant about the 'media conspiracy - but for Liverpool fans who have sat through a series of shocking transfer windows and lacklustre performances since Suarez's departure, it feels a long time coming. 


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Many Liverpool fans believe that last season was poor but hoped that with the return of Sturridge and the arrival of Firmino, Benteke and Ings would kickstart the attacking threat that Luis Suarez took with him when he moved to Barcelona.

But still, goals have been hard to come by. Recently, I wrote an article explaining that Liverpool are playing the wrong way - and it is this reason that Liverpool fans are so unwilling to back Rodger's any further. They see a good squad, filled with young, hard-working and promising talents, but they do not see a manager capable of getting the best out of them. 

Sterling was the brightest and most promising of all of Liverpool's young talent - that is of course unless you count Coutinho in 'young talent' - and he obviously did not feel as if he could progress under Rodgers. Alberto, another promising talent, was shipped out to Spain for the last two seasons and even the mention of Tiago Ilori's loan will make a Liverpool fan's head explode. Too many times Liverpool fans have become excited about a 'wonder kid' to see him leave the club after failing to be given a chance. 

Much more than this, however, is the stubbornness and arrogance that Liverpool fans see from Rodgers. Jamie Carragher, respected pundit and Liverpool legend, has displayed dismay at Rodger's use of 4-3-3 - a position that I have previously described as helping no-one - and even the newest of fan can see with Liverpool's four attacking midfielders, five strikers and only one natural winger, 4-3-3 is not the way to play. But apparently Rodgers cannot. 

At risk of sounding like those of twitter who tweet FSG and their families, or even the official LFC twitter, I believe if Liverpool were to return to a 4-4-2 diamond or a 3-5-2 with wing-backs, they would be providing crosses for their target man and create plenty of opportunities for the second striker. This formation would also give natural wing-backs Clyne and Moreno a chance to play their natural game. 

In conclusion, Liverpool fans want to see the attacking football that they had become accustomed to over the years. Even under Hodgson they had some attacking threat - but that seems to have all but fizzled out towards the end of last season and hasn't been found again in these first six. However, if Liverpool fans think Klopp of Ancelotti would jump at the chance to work with a £30 million net transfer budget or to deal with the new generation of Twitter fans - they will probably be sorely mistaken. 

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