THREE Things Rodgers Must Change At Liverpool

Following Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham, here are¬†the THREE things Brendan Rodgers must change at Liverpool:

Defend Set-pieces

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.

Keeps Things Consistent

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.

Use The Flanks

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.