The full-back impressed at the Euro under 19 Championship but undermining the regime of such well respected figure throughout the game, typified by his resurrection of Fulham, is certainly not the best way to work yourself into his first-team plans.
Mavinga said: ‘I am disappointed,’ ‘I thought that with the success I had with France and what I produced on the training ground I would have the opportunity to train with the first team and play bits of games.
“But a new coach arrived. Roy Hodgson, who replaced Rafael Benitez, is changing the organization of the club and is trying to encourage English players ahead of foreign ones, unlike his predecessor.”
And Hodgson’s very nature indicates that if he saw Mavinga channelling his efforts into performing consistently for the reserves and out on the training pitch with little fuss or fanfare then he would edge closer to realising his dream.
This would be far more impressive than the egotistical stance he appears to have assumed – whilst he believes he is good enough to be considered for first-team action, the reality is, he has not yet proved it.
The task Roy Hodgson has been charged with, reaffirming Liverpool as a top four club also means he cannot enjoy the luxury of handing Mavinga or any other youngster for that matter their Premier League appetizer.
Couple this with the attitude adopted by Mavinga and it is likely to earn him sceptics than plaudits. As the very vindication in comparing the previous management style of Benitez to that of Hodgson would lie within in the fact he had started any games for Liverpool prior to this.
If he is not happy, why does he not hand in a transfer request and be done with it rather than express his feelings to the media?
The chance to develop at a club like Liverpool is a wonderful one, and the decision to leave could prove to Mavinga’s loss and not Liverpool’s.
If the defender does decide to leave it is highly unlikely Roy Hodgson or any Liverpool fan would lose any sleep over his departure – they would sooner say “Au Reviour” than give him his chance on the back of his naïve outcry.