It’s difficult to say that the responses on Twitter are a fair reflection of the true sentiment of Liverpool fans towards their manager Brendan Rodgers. Largely because of that old idiom about empty vessels, of which the Twitter-verse is choc full.
That being said after coming close to landing a first Premier League crown last season, to be sitting fifteen points off the top of the table after just fourteen games won’t be a pleasing reality for anyone associated with the Anfield club.
Struggling in all areas of the pitch and with the raft of summer signings yet to produce a polished gem, questions are being asked. Rodgers is unlikely to be anywhere near getting the chop but if he can’t figure out how to start scoring more goals and winning more games Liverpool’s Champions League return may be a one off thing.
Here are some of the more eloquent, less profanity laced, responses to Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at Anfield today.
Pro-Liverpool journalist is unable to find a legitimate complaint for the result..
Fair result, bar the fact that you can’t imagine how a ref doesn’t give Liverpool a penalty at 2-1 down near the end. Ref bottled it.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) November 8, 2014
A purpose created Twitter account wants Rodgers out already…
People, it’s time to wake up. Brendan Rodgers simply isn’t good enough for Liverpool Football Club. We should thank him and swiftly move on.
— #RodgersOut (@RodgersOutClub) November 8, 2014
A similar sentiment delivered with a little more humour…
Dani Alves with the manager of Liverpool come January pic.twitter.com/SChdqcloP7
— Jonny (@jonnymurphy23) November 8, 2014
A flash of wit, or as near as you’re liable to get from your average Twitterer…
Being a Liverpool fan is like staying in a bad marriage, reminiscing on the past and and holding on hoping for better days
— Paesh (@luvllee) November 8, 2014
A sobering stat…
Liverpool have lost more games, have conceded more goals and have less points at this stage than under Roy Hodgson in 2010.
— Back Page Football (@bpfootball) November 8, 2014
That zonal marking…
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ96) November 8, 2014
Should Reds fans have expected anything else?
Brendan Rodgers has never beaten Chelsea as a manager. 8 games: 3 draws and 5 defeats.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) November 8, 2014