Liverpool had a disappointing start to the new season after spending heavily in the transfer window and the transfer of star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona. Liverpool have won just 2 games till now in the Premier League. Liverpool are nine points behind table toppers Chelsea and another defeat so early in the season will be a serious blow to their title hopes. Liverpool lost to Basel in the UEFA Champions League and according to boss Brendan Rodgers there could be more pain the Reds fans might suffer in the upcoming weeks.
“I think the pain is for now,” he said. “I think it’s unfortunate.
“It’s hard for the supporters and I understand that. It must be so difficult at the moment to see a team that for 18 months has been so fluent and dynamic.
“Now they probably look and see a team with maybe no resemblance to that in many ways. I understand that and there is no-one more frustrated than myself.
“We look at our game, which is based a lot on possession, but we were also a big threat in transition when we won the ball back and we were on the break.
“We don’t look a threat on the break at the moment. We could argue that we don’t even play in transition. We’re getting no one in behind, no one breaking lines.
“Our team dynamic was dominating the game with the ball but also without the ball and without the ball means running and getting in behind people. We’ve done that for 18 months. We did it at Tottenham.”
Liverpool have missed Daniel Sturridge and have failed to score goals without him. Daniel Sturridge was ruled of Liverpool’s trip to Basel after he failed to recover from the hamstring injury picked up during England duty. He has missed the last five games for Liverpool due to injury and is expected to be back against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League this weekend.
“Once we lose that movement and speed of Daniel Sturridge – and the link-up of other people within that – it has broken the dynamic a little for us,” he said.
“We just have to persevere until I get the squad back – until we get Emre Can back, Joe Allen, Daniel and the others. Then I think we will return to that level. In the meantime it’s been hard for the supporters and I totally understand that.”