Following Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham, here are the THREE things Brendan Rodgers must change at Liverpool:
Liverpool again looked vulnerable from dead-balls and it was no surprise to see Reid take an early lead from a corner. Rodgers has got a lot of praise for Liverpool’s attacking play over the past year, but if he can’t coach the team to defend set-pieces, this will mean little.
— BBC Merseyside Sport (@bbcmerseysport) September 20, 2014
— Lars Hendel (@HendelSPORT) September 20, 2014
I have less faith in Liverpool attacking set pieces, than I do defending them – that's saying something! #lfc
— Kevin Gibbons (@kevgibbo) September 20, 2014
GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Liverpool (Reid 2). Follow Liverpool not marking at set pieces here http://t.co/omqh69dHAR
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) September 20, 2014
Rodgers changed both personnel and formation for the game against West Ham, the wisdom of much must be seriously questioned given the already tumultuous summer the club had with players coming in and out. If Liverpool are to gain the attacking flair that characterised their last season, Rodgers needs to decide on his best combination and give them time to gel.
@StanCollymore 4 out of 5 games this season Rodgers has picked the wrong starting line up. To much tinkering when it didn't need changing.
— Fatty (@davemoran85) September 20, 2014
— Dewi_Malam (@DewiMalamSuram) September 20, 2014
"@Emma_V2: If Rodgers is playing a diamond like I think…why Lucas over Allen" I'm lost about this.
— El Cerebro (@Ajuyah_tuale) September 20, 2014
Rodgers utilised the 4-4-2 diamond last season because it allowed Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge to both play up front. Using the same system to incorporate Borini and Balotelli doesn’t quite make as much sense. Liverpool now have good wide-men in Lallana and Markovic. Rodgers should make better use of them.
Much better from Lallana here, urgency, confidence but needs to let fly! He can score peaches! It will come though #LFC
— Jay Mooney (@Jayem80) September 20, 2014
On a positive note, Lallana is looking better by the game.
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) September 20, 2014
Lallana and Markovic would have done much better job. Diamond with sterling on top,Markovic partner balo and Lallana for Lucas. #LFC
— Anfield Legends (@Anfield_Legends) September 20, 2014