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Let me ask ONE question. If Gerrard was anybody else, would he keep playing? Let me give the answer: NO. If you cant dare to drop Gerrard (along with Glen), you cant go to Champions League. It is simple. Bye bye top 4.
K?reyziboyyyyyyyyy
18th Jan 2014 19:27
K?reyziboyyyyyyyyy
18th Jan 2014 19:28
"I'm crying when I read the le (Skipper saves draw) ... "
redwierdo
18th Jan 2014 19:28
"cisokoh is the worst left back in the world..pascoe would do a better job"
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 19:28
"The tactical naivety has cost us. We cannot play without Lucas no matter what. I stand by this. he though we would go out there and outscore Villa. No. You need to win the midfield battle 1st. Lucas help Gerrard and Hendo to play better. Now his injured ."
Nevon
18th Jan 2014 19:28
"why the heck did we take Cissokho and loaned out wisdom??"
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 19:28
"The tactical naivety has cost us. We cannot play without Lucas no matter what. I stand by this. he though we would go out there and outscore Villa. No. You need to win the midfield battle 1st. Lucas helps Gerrard and Hendo to play better. Now his injured ."
smithy101
18th Jan 2014 19:29
""terrible performance!!!!! back 5 r shocking!!!! midfield is dead!!!! get salah fernando reges and a left back asap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so mad right now""
redwierdo
18th Jan 2014 19:29
"our downfall was starting coutinho,who has been out of form since returning from injury. lucas should have been on from the start,would like to see alberto given a chance and coutinho used off the bench"
Abia
18th Jan 2014 19:30
"Probably the worst i have seen Steven play for a decade. As for FSG; am not yet convince about them."
Laweeezy
18th Jan 2014 19:30
"Shoot me!!! Aly Cissokho should go back to france pleaseeeeeeeeeee. And if we want a Top four finish we should be winning this sort of games"
redwierdo
18th Jan 2014 19:31
"have i mentioned cisokoh already,my goodness how poor can a left back get,besides konchesky..he was all smiles at the final whistle while other players had their head down..says it all i think"
Jfoxx
18th Jan 2014 19:31
"Gerrard is past it for me! The team plays better w/o him!"
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 19:31
"BR underestimated how important Lucas is to this team. and im disappointed of that cause he's a professional. ppl on here arnet professionals so when berate Lucas i just laugh. this is 2 point dropped. all cause of the sacrifice of 1 man."
Stefan2
18th Jan 2014 19:32
"We where dire today. Not at the races at all."
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 19:32
"BR underestimated how important Lucas is to this team. and im disappointed of that cause he's a professional. ppl on here arnet professionals so when berate Lucas i just laugh. this is 2 point dropped. all cause of the sacrifice of 1 man."
redwierdo
18th Jan 2014 19:32
"also something has to be done about johnson,his form has been so poor its shocking..we should either move him to left back(seemed to work last time he was this awful) and bring kelly at rb,or drop glen totally"
johnnymac27
18th Jan 2014 19:32
"need to be beating bottom half teams like villa if Liverpool want get top four TBH think chance has gone now toure and mingolet just arent good enough"
Team's-ready
18th Jan 2014 19:32
"Could have been worse, like the game like last year. Really out of sorts performance, but we fought back for a draw. The pen will be debated like all dubious ones; some we get some we don't. Skrts stood out in defence & Hendo came good in the 2nd half. These games could cost us top4. Hoping that FSG's attendance today means some funds or player purchase deals are to be made."
lfc4ever76
18th Jan 2014 19:33
"Yes Stevie saves us a draw but we should not be drawing 2 a team like Villa (no disrespects 2 them) but we should be wining the game and not drawing with them if we won't 2 get back into the top 4 sooooooooooooo pis#ed off right now "
essencepeter
18th Jan 2014 19:33
"Why does BR always like to tamper with formation? You play ALL ATTACK against a team that all they do is to counter attack...I really don't understand BR? Coutinho needed to be benched..every one knew it but BR decided otherwise..sometimes it is hard to NOT question his managerial skills. "
Butcher74
18th Jan 2014 19:33
"Wretched performance! There is no way we can take top four with these bipolar displays! "
Kingmat
18th Jan 2014 19:33
"Remy for 16 million would be a bargain- well played all and better luck against everton..."
astana7
18th Jan 2014 19:33
"gutted"
JSTLFC
18th Jan 2014 19:34
"Awful at the back again. Need a goalkeeper"
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 19:34
"and Gerrard certainly cannot play that role. its a role a attack minded player, someone that wants to be in the spotlight cannot play. we cant be experimenting now cause things are close. Anyways i like to look at the nxt game. i move forward."
jacko201169
18th Jan 2014 19:34
"big joke big big joke worse goalkeeper in prem cant catch nothing or save defence is a joke gerrard cant be bothered why should the fans 4th no chance"
Stefan2
18th Jan 2014 19:34
"What next? we have not been playing too good for 2 games now. Everton next and they could well be ahead of us when we play."
Top 4 for sure
18th Jan 2014 19:34
"Cisokho is absoloutely shocking and so is johnson. I think we should have taken sterling off at half time as we needed possesion with an end product. Oh well gues thats the le race over now full focus must be on the top 4."
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 19:34
"and Gerrard certainly cannot play that role. its a role a attack minded player, someone that wants to be in the spotlight cannot play. we cant be experimenting now cause things are close. Anyways i like to look at the nxt game. i move forward."
lfcuknut
18th Jan 2014 19:34
"its a cospiricy I tell ya .... BR changed the squad to highlight he wants more players while the owner is watching ... backfired tho as we only drew when he was confident we would win anyways... wd team for turning up for the second half..."
wiggy1803
18th Jan 2014 19:35
"Did well to come back from 2-0 down, but a shocking team selection for me. Keep Lucas in the deep role and don't play Cissokho again. He's so bad, I can't wait until Enrique's back. What's up with Martin Kelly?"
BarryPr
18th Jan 2014 19:35
"With such a poor defense, Liverpool just can't compete with the top teams."
Top 4 for sure
18th Jan 2014 19:35
"So dissapointed am going to be thinking about this all week until the derby."
rolleyks
18th Jan 2014 19:36
"Go back to 7 th place liverpool! "
GYASI
18th Jan 2014 19:36
"very very foolish coaching. how can u play 4-2-4. even when we are down in games u still play 4-5-1. how much more a counter attacking team. we have a very inexperience coach. we need fergusson or maurinio to win the league."
SamXtra
18th Jan 2014 19:36
"Just ship Sissokho back and to the Owners if you really mean business to move this club forward then dig deep into your pockets and buy players for the manager. The transfer window is still open and active. The squad is very thin. Supporters pay huge money to watch games and we need quality players to watch as a dividend. Is always not abt enriching your pockets."
DannyNYC
18th Jan 2014 19:36
"The back 4 were pretty hard to watch today... as was the 1st half in general. Suarez needs to be careful when he's frustrated, think he exaggerates contact far too much. Very fortunate to get the penalty. Hope this was just a small blip in form. C'mon Reds"
harryjb357
18th Jan 2014 19:36
"Come on reds!!"
Stefan2
18th Jan 2014 19:37
"we need an experienced mid and some competition for the 2 full backs. Thought Cissokho played much better today. We just couldn't get started. A massive 2 points dropped. Does not bode well for the Everton game. "
Pacemaker
18th Jan 2014 19:38
"omg same ole same ole , it was just like the Southampton game only with a slightly better Result, if your talkin to them Brendan they arnt listing disgraseful "
Alonsooo
18th Jan 2014 19:38
"Cissokho offers nothing. We did come back from 2-0. So not all lost. Top 4 still possible, but need fullbacks. YNWA!"
redwierdo
18th Jan 2014 19:38
"cozen,some can understand what you say about gerrard but i think most people like myself think gerrard still has a few years in him..maybe 2 or 3,br needs to wise up and play stevie further up from hendo and allen"
Butholezwe
18th Jan 2014 19:39
"SAID IT THAT WE SPEAK TOO MUCH AND REVEAL OUR SECRETS TO THE OPPOSITION WITHOUT BEING ASKED TO EXPLAIN, STEVE'S NEW ROLE THIS AND THAT, WE NEVER CAME TO THE PARTY IN THE 1ST HALF, HOPE EVERTON DOESN'T COLLECT FULL POINTS ON MONDAY. LESSON LEARNT, NEVER UNDERRATE ANY OPPOSITION. 2 POINTS DROPPED, BR'S FAULT TODAY."
Klopp2LFC
18th Jan 2014 19:39
"Really ?? Skipper ?? Why didnt u mention suarez's dive? "Downed by guzan" we needed a dive to draw at home to villa. suarez is leaving nd wer gona go back to mid table"
SamAjax66
18th Jan 2014 19:39
"It was good to see an attacking line up but after only 10 minutes it was obvious the balance was wrong. With Gerrard out of sorts sitting deep Hendo was virtually on his own in midfield and Villa had it easy. Amazed it took Brendan, the tactician, till half time to rectify that by bringing on Lucas. We got away with it today. "
GYASI
18th Jan 2014 19:40
"BR u cost us this game .shame on you. "
Westwood98
18th Jan 2014 19:40
"Good draw in the end, villa played superb. However you have to say this illustrates how the team needs investment. Stick with the 4-3-3 variables, playing 4-4-2 didn't work. The defense is poor, cissokho at lb is a worker but not good enough for us. Also shows how important Lucas is for the defensive side of our game and also that Gerrard simply isn't and never will be a CDM. YNWA"
Carmoon
18th Jan 2014 19:40
"Pls get rid if the keeper.. Totally useless !!"
gemboy
18th Jan 2014 19:40
"The first half lineup was wrong. We should have learned from last season's 3-1loss that Villa would play hard and strong. The back line was in shambles! The two goals given were clear defensive errors! Hopefully watching the game will make FSG to invest in buying new players now!"
redwierdo
18th Jan 2014 19:41
"Br lost toich with how much good lucas is to us,not only defensively but lucas is one of the few players who continuously play forward passes..cisokoh in the other hand is the opposite"
Passingtheball
18th Jan 2014 19:42
"Bearing in mind our mega-wealthy owners cannot afford a world class left back, it makes sense for the long term future of the club to have a journeyman left back on tens of thousands per week to be played ahead of a promising academy player while we await Enrique's return."
GYASI
18th Jan 2014 19:42
"foolish,foolish,foolish coaching"
johnnymac27
18th Jan 2014 19:43
"Cissokho IS A DISGRACE how much more money are liverpool going to waste on wages and transfer fees under rogers. he has wasted more money than DALGLISH. allen borini assadi SAKHO aspas mingolet alberto. and so on someone add that up it frightening "
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 19:43
""Showing off is the fool's idea of glory" - Bruce Lee. BR you were showing off in a way thinking that our attacking strength would easily beat Villa. You were wrong im afraid. football is about the balance in midfield and defence aswell. i hope a lesson is learned. funny how the ppl berating Lucas have all run away."
Sha_kill
18th Jan 2014 19:43
"Gerrard surely must be benched or only come into the last 30mins to have a positive impact. The match was lost in the midfield. Lucas should have started. A team eyeing top 4 cannot afford such pts drops at this time of the league."
Stefan2
18th Jan 2014 19:44
"why is it every time we lose you lot come on here and slaughter everybody. If its not Lucas, its Hendo or Allen, Gerrard Sterling. Can you not see an improvement from last year."
Carmoon
18th Jan 2014 19:44
"Please get rid of the keeper ...he is useless !!"
hoping
18th Jan 2014 19:44
"we only have 1 cdm ,but today for some unknown reason he was on the bench ,we have no one who can do lucas job ,ive been saying for 2 seasons we need cover for him we still dont have any ,cissoko is not the answere on left either would be better with gj there and kelly at rb "
rolleyks
18th Jan 2014 19:45
"To all of us dreamers: 1) what do you expect from a coach like Rodgers? He is just lucky that he has Suarez and Sturridge. That is no contribution from Rodgers. Does he have a game plan? No 2)players like Johnson, allen and unfortunately gerrard won't even make it to Arsenal bench. Send back sisokko whatver his name is to wherever."
redrob2005
18th Jan 2014 19:45
"very upset we should be winning games like these our 2 fullbacks need dropping and today showed we need another defensive midfielder "
smithy101
18th Jan 2014 19:45
"cissoko!! loooooooooooool give me a break, how is he even a pro footballer gotta be the worst left back we've ever had!! and what the hell has happened to johnson!!!!! absolute e!! try one of the kids ahead of him "
JosLFC4ever
18th Jan 2014 19:45
"Just let the owners realise that our squad not top 4 quality yet, need to stengthen our midfield, better sign two great players to replace Gerrard and Lucas."
Ronny-G
18th Jan 2014 19:46
"LucasTHEBEASTleiva is one of the few talking sense here. Lucas might not be the best defensive midfielder around, but he knows his work. He plugs the hole and allows Henderson and Gerrard freedom. The proof is how Allen played when Gerrard was injured. That was because Lucas was doing the dirty job. 4-4-2 BR? Really?!!"
RohanFrancisco
18th Jan 2014 19:46
"Cissokho is the worst player in this team at the moment. Everything he does is contrary to what he should be doing. doesnt look like he has a football brain to me. Terrible at defense, cant mark for nuts!. when he gets the ball he's just lost. Poor signing, send him back!!!"
Simondo888
18th Jan 2014 19:46
"I am not one of the doom merchants on this website but i refer back to my comment 2 weeks ago on mingolet costing us more points. Another 2 today - how long can this go on before it costs us a top 4 place? Bring in jones until the end of the season and then bring back Pepe next season."
agusta8
18th Jan 2014 19:47
"and this, my friends, is why we will never win the league. "
Lludwig
18th Jan 2014 19:48
"saves!? he cost us 2 points... i dont know what is wrong with the manager trying to accommodate gerrard, that nonsence must stop as if he is first choice no matter what... we were abyssal, cant secure 4th and is talking about challenging t.i.t.le... Go buy some quality midfield so that at least we increase our chances for CL... awful!"
Loz99
18th Jan 2014 19:48
"So dissapointed it feels like a defeat. Shouldn't have loaned out Wisdom or Robinson. Cissoko seems lost."
rolleyks
18th Jan 2014 19:49
"Comparing improvement against last year is OK if you want to remain pathethic!!"
Sam1986
18th Jan 2014 19:49
"How can Fenway see this type of match without doing anything. We need players lots of players for me le hope sided top 4 I dont think so. How can mignolet better than reina kolo toure is finished so is Gerrard aly cissoko Good for dusbin fuf what a very poor match and they want get a lesson. Bring Salah dembaba Yan m villa bring Good defenders "
Stefan2
18th Jan 2014 19:50
"We gonna have more days like this before the glory days come back. We aint Man City or Chelsea who can bring in a game changer for every sub. I will say FSG need to spend some cash this window if they want top 4. I hope they aint waiting on the Suarez cash either. 120 million for Suarez is a major step backwards "
rolleyks
18th Jan 2014 19:50
"Pathethic interview gerrard! You will never win the BPL"
Loz99
18th Jan 2014 19:51
"Prefer Pepe Reina to Mignolet any day. Stevie G is no suited to this HM role."
redwierdo
18th Jan 2014 19:51
"i do not think anyone has a case against the owners in terms of funding..i believe they would back br all the way(£35m might be the limit tho)"
GUDDY
18th Jan 2014 19:51
"I have never criticise any player but gheez Cissokho is terrible and something needs to be done ASAP and also I think Kelly should come in place of JOhnson "
The Finn One
18th Jan 2014 19:51
"Fullbacks were awful today!! Something needs to be done...I'd bench them both"
GT-LFC
18th Jan 2014 19:51
"....... We have just won we are going to be in champions league come on you Reds.. I do love these overseas supporters"
redwierdo
18th Jan 2014 19:52
"these dropped two points is br and br's fault alone"
liv704ever
18th Jan 2014 19:52
"Poor Tactics manager at fault.Took to long to change. "
breddo
18th Jan 2014 19:52
"Cissokho is NO GOOD!!!!! we lost it as we played right into villa hands 1st half. Johnson needs to be rested. so we were virtually playing with two defenders.Gutted,stupified and all out mad. we can do much better."
me.n.god
18th Jan 2014 19:52
"Even I am no qualify to become manager of Liverpool yet I can see Mignolet so kk up. He cost us losing points for at least 5 games in-a-row. I think BR has no eyes. kk even Pellegrini can sub Hart when he cost Man city points and bring him back once he get his confidence back. This is totally awful."
eltea
18th Jan 2014 19:53
"MOTM: Hendo, rarely missed passes, had good control, worked hard, and could quickly build up the play. THE WORST: Cissokho, what can he do?! Getting worse (sadly): Coutinho, Mignolet, GJ, and Toure."
TOPLIVERFAN
18th Jan 2014 19:53
"So Sturridge is no-longer injured and the manager decides to change a winning side and drop a few points in return for a run out for him. Dropping Lucas - our engine - and shoving Gerrard into a role he has no clue about. But its all good - cos Sturridge got a run out. Sod Champions League and keeping hold of Suarez. What next week - Mignolet dropped to fit sturridge in - and Gerrard in goal?"
Highbeebee
18th Jan 2014 19:53
"Weak full backs and poor Gerrard make a mockery of our ambition for top four. The skipper created and scored the penalty, but he was very slow and mostly ineffective. We have lost the swagger we had when he was injured. Henderson is also back to his uninspiring displays as he's obviously in awe of Gerrard thus playing without the verve he had recently."
rolleyks
18th Jan 2014 19:53
"Fenway has invested money. bR squandered them? Say no more? Liverpool will never in the BPL. Accept that. For the love of the talent he has; Suarez needs to go. Or become another Gerrard."
SteveGistheBest80
18th Jan 2014 19:53
"We are starting to drop points. If we dont get anyone this last 12 days of january window we will lose 4th place. It doesnt look good. Top 2 are getting away and everton and spurs are breathing down our necks. Sadly but Stevie and Johnson are not up there anymore."
Lludwig
18th Jan 2014 19:54
"abysmal"
Stefan2
18th Jan 2014 19:56
"Tottenham spent big and bought a lot of the players everyone on her wanted but they are still behind us."
Highbeebee
18th Jan 2014 19:57
"Weak full backs and poor Gerrard make a mockery of our ambition for top four. The skipper created and scored the penalty, but he was very slow and mostly ineffective. We have lost the swagger we had when he was injured. Henderson is also back to his uninspiring displays as he's obviously in awe of Gerrard thus playing without the verve he had recently."
OrsonSwells
18th Jan 2014 19:58
"Please, Brendan, no more 4-2-4. It's suicidal in the Premier League - Lucas has to play! I think we were lucky to get a point in the end..."
Digs9
18th Jan 2014 19:58
"We need to drop Mignolet he is not a great keeper, either bring back Reina or get Begovic, If an outfield player had made as many mistakes as Mignolet has he would be dropped. Play GJ LB and MK RB. Rodgers has to stop getting it wrong. SG needs to become an impact player as we looked better without him."
rolleyks
18th Jan 2014 19:59
"Next game: drop Mignolet and play Gerrard in goal. That is the thinker BR. And let johnson lose the ball easily. And let sissoko faints when ask to pass or shoot. And let allen get run over by another player. And change back 4 to comedians... Coz results will be the same.. "
nodlaigh
18th Jan 2014 19:59
"Buy, Buy, and Buy again, I was disgusted at that performance, Johnston should be left in the dressing room sweeping up because that is all he is good for now. "
andy49luis
18th Jan 2014 19:59
"We hv not won a game this season in which we hv conceded 1st! Mignolet at fault for the 2nd goal. Toure, Johnson & Coutinho looked poor. Gerrard is no DM, poor call by BR there! Lucas,Hendo,Studge had a decent game. Suarez loses his cool when the team is behind & his bad qualities start showing up. Finally..Cissokho out!! He's absolutely disgraceful, doesn't deserve to play even 4 reserves!"
BrazilKop
18th Jan 2014 20:00
"LB, RB and one defensive midfielder and an attacking midfielder, or forget the le. what a poor performance. "
champy1
18th Jan 2014 20:00
"John Henry should now know that we need to get better defenders,Defensive mid, creative mid - time to go shopping!! Johnson must go on left back, Kelly on right. Cissoko not up to it.While Lucas is out Gerrard/Allen must shore up DM.Maybe Illori can get a chance there. Coutinho,Hendo,Sterling across middle. SAS up front. Hoping for Fernando, M'vila purchase this month."
JC316
18th Jan 2014 20:01
"I BLAME YOU RODGERS FOR THIS 2 POINTS DROPPED!!! LUCAS ON THE BENCH. YOU TOOK THEM LIGHTLY- KNOWING FULL WELL WE HAVE THE WORST DEFENSE, AMONG THE TOP 10 SIDES! THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO BE EXPERIMENTING WITH YOUR TACTICS (JOHNSON,TOURE,CISSOKO- ALL SHOULD BE BENCHED!) "
oldanfield
18th Jan 2014 20:01
"Now I'm not being negative or bitter but I'm sorry to say sterling is a good player but he is not top 4 quality, his final pass is awful, are left back is clueless, he must have a top notch agent cause for all the top teams his played for his constantly sold on, every time the ball was passed out to him play was broken up"
gabandino66
18th Jan 2014 20:02
"We need a defence coach and quick . we're always caught ball watching. Bring Phil Thompson or jamie Carragher back to sort this mess out."
MATC9482
18th Jan 2014 20:02
"Cozen - I disagree that we won't achieve top four without dropping Gerrard, but my response to today's performance can be summed up with two requests: that we buy a new QUALITY defensive midfielder, and that Aly Cissokho never plays for us again. Other than that, give credit where it's due, Villa played well."
Carodp
18th Jan 2014 20:03
"Maybe John Henry will realize that we need TOP players! Cissokho playing with Suarez?? OMG!"
Shahin
18th Jan 2014 20:03
"I love every Liverpool player but I wanna say Cissokho is really poor. He can't pass he can't shoot he can't run ... He obviously has no confidence and it really hurts the whole team. We really need a good left back. "
Pepino72722
18th Jan 2014 20:05
"Cissokoh is joke!Everyone can be the LIVERPOOL player using this standart!Bay bye top 4 :((("
oldanfield
18th Jan 2014 20:05
"Not sure what's happen to Johnson but there's clearly something wrong with the guy.. We need to add to are team and quick.. I have to admit this time last year I would never have thought that we would be seating in 4 spot so obviously I'm happy but now we are in 4 spot I want us to stay there and that's not gonna happen with are current first team.."
wing1200a
18th Jan 2014 20:05
"We lost nearly every chase for the ball, Johnson (I say this most weeks) does not know how to move a ball forward as most of his passes end up with Mignolet. Well done Skrtel for at least trying to go forward. Passing was lethargic at best, out of sorts today boys."
JAL 58
18th Jan 2014 20:06
"Cozen BR should have played JA from the start , let him and Hendo do the pressing higher up the pitch and let SG sit deep and dictate . If we had kept Lucas on the pitch we would have lost , he is so seriously slow ."
kophero1983
18th Jan 2014 20:06
"Worst lvpl performance at home dis season.first 30min we werent even on the pitch.Our defenders and gerard were passing the ball directly to villa players.We were playing wid 9men throughout.Johnson didnt make one attacking run..did anyone notice that?I still dont understand how we got a draw out of that one.one point was a bonus for that performance i tell ya."
wiggy1803
18th Jan 2014 20:06
"Not sure why everyone on here is slamming Gerrard? He played well in the 2nd half, played some great balls, and scored the penalty. He was playing out of his postion in the 1st half.. Completely BR's fault. Not Gerrard's. Glen Johnson looks like he's not bothered though."
Spot-on
18th Jan 2014 20:07
"Yes Cissokho has struggled in that position..but you can't blame him.BR is to blame because he want's him to play a role not suited for him.Cissokho is comfortable in defense and not going forward. BR should also realise that Lucus is a key player in the team.His name should never miss in the first 11."
JAL 58
18th Jan 2014 20:09
"Lucas your wrong , we played a higher tempo with Leiva ..the problem was we played Coutinho instead of JA . Get used to seeing Lucas on the bench . "
105t2
18th Jan 2014 20:09
"Give Stevie a break not his fault he,s playin in defence should b up front , any how many times has he saved this fantastic club back off ynwa"
Butcher74
18th Jan 2014 20:09
"ITS REAL SIMPLE! iF YOURE NOT WINNING THESE GAMES YOU HAVENT PROGRESSED!"
rolleyks
18th Jan 2014 20:09
"What's wrong with johnson you asked? Nothing wrong. He is just what he is: a third tier player who mourinho wont even play even if johson is paying his own wages!"
bobble57
18th Jan 2014 20:10
"Villa deserved a draw. Defensively we were awful with only Skirtel in the back 5 performing. Both full backs are defensively week and offer nothing in attack. We will not succeed if we continue with Johnson and Cissoko. Villa did their homework and played to their strengths."
Regulus
18th Jan 2014 20:10
"It's fair to say we were outnumbered in midfield in the first half. Maybe that's the price of playing two up front, but it's hardly Gerrard's fault. The team had better balance in the second half and kept the ball on the deck. Well played to them for coming back."
Lludwig
18th Jan 2014 20:11
"i know we cant win all games but against stoke was an alert and next we've been worst against villa"
105t2
18th Jan 2014 20:11
"Toure is past it get Kelly in there & flanno "
Regulus
18th Jan 2014 20:12
"Lfcuknut - that's what I thought too (about your conspiracy). Rodgers set the team up to highlight its deficiencies to the gov'nor."
LusettiGerrard
18th Jan 2014 20:13
"Gerrard was awful the first half then looked a different player second half! This was 2 points dropped! Hope this shows Henry we need strengthening in the transfer window!"
brendans bodgers
18th Jan 2014 20:15
"Gerrard, great player.. but truth is, if you can see it, the team plays better without him. Br had sufficient funds..."we're building a strong squad depth" where are those signings? Is that unreasonable to ask? "
Anfield Rd
18th Jan 2014 20:15
"Glenn Johnson must be banned from the team, he is useless to the team...rarely in his place to defend and spend most of his time "watching" football than defending. Mignolet first past is still not good enough,he is very erratic when passing the ball to his mates"
JAL 58
18th Jan 2014 20:15
"Wiggy1803 I was glad Lucas was benched , the mistake BR made was not putting JA instead of Coutinho . Did you see Lucas when he came on ? snail like pace , and opposition going past him like he wasnt there . Lucas lovers get real , what we need is a MF of Reges Hendo and JA ."
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 20:15
"OK JAL 58, that makes sense. thats why when he came on we started controlling the game and midfield, yeah? if Lucas is 'slow' what is Gerrard? Lucas is vital is you cant see this by now your eye must be wonky. even if Lucas fouls or gets past the important thing is that he was there. in the 1st half Villa just ran through for fun."
Baltoro
18th Jan 2014 20:16
"I think is all over. "
Chisco.G
18th Jan 2014 20:16
"even in front of the Kop we have nothing to write home about. I don't see our CL qualification coming this year. until we realise that the current team can't fire us there,unless we strenghten. even if we qualify,we'll be knocked out in group stage cos we don't have the type of players that'll get us going."
Arhat
18th Jan 2014 20:16
"too many unnecesaary changes every week. Gerard cant play CDM withouth support at least two wasps around him allen/hendo. Suarez shouldnt be moved wide it is waste to promote Sturidge ahead of him at CF. Countinho wouldnt be starter...he is poor last two months...and Cissokho...kelly ever offer more."
lfc4ever76
18th Jan 2014 20:16
"I have said it before and I say it again Mignolet is a liability and will cost use games like City,Chelsea and Stokes 3rd goal and the 2nd goal today if he left Johnson 2 it they would not have scored Brendan needs 2 swallow his Pride and ask Pepe Reina back ASAP"
kophero1983
18th Jan 2014 20:17
"We didnt perform as a team,offensively or defensively.Cissokho wasnt doing anything,I mean anything.Johnson was abysmal.Sterling was covering him throughout which weakened our attack.Also i disagree about starting with lucas.We just didnt put in any effor in 1st half.Also it was allen and lucas who gave us midfield domination when he came on to replace lucas."
russet red
18th Jan 2014 20:17
"I dont think ive ever been so stressed watching liverpool,the naievity in not changing the system until we went two down beggars belief,bye bye champions league for another year "
babyboykizzy911
18th Jan 2014 20:18
"by this time tuesday we,ll be sixth on d log. this is what you got when ure nt bold enuff as a manager to let steve nd glen be on d bench nd if you fail to sign quality players too."
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 20:19
"then when Lucas went off again. we had some stability but we werent dominating. Also Lucas got injured early when he came on so ofcourse he was going to be slower than usual. the 1st 5-10 mins of 2nd hlf we dominated Villa. you could see the freedom of Hendo/Gerrard when Lucas was on."
Arhat
18th Jan 2014 20:19
"We struggle all the season in midfield...only games we controled possesion was with Allen IN or Gerard dropped. We dominated in the middle of par away from home against spurs, city...but we were overplayed against Villa, Stoke. Brendan I rate you highly, but you should settle Gerard question in more secure way, bc this could cost us CL."
OLiver-Manish
18th Jan 2014 20:21
"Another poor team selection today by BR. Didn't pay Villa the respect they deserve by playing Coutinho and Raheem Sterling in midfield? Why drop Lucas! BR's needs to shut up and buy some players. Very poor from a team playing home and supposedly vying for 4th place or even winning the PL... Poor defence and no creative midfielder!!!! Enjoy your meal tonite with the owners..."
LucasTHEBEASTleivA
18th Jan 2014 20:21
"Also for the fact that when Lucas went down injured (if you watched the game properly, if ever) the senior players were very concerned, especially Skrtel, Gerrard and Suarez. this shows you something, but youll prob never saw that. they knew that if he went off, Villa would have joy again. Gerrard in particular was mostly concerned."
stressed red
18th Jan 2014 20:23
"cozen= totally agree my friend. sg is awful I respect what he has done for us an have loved him for years, but BR has to grow some balls gerrard was a total liability today. People will come on an say he played ball for pen an have some respect. but are midfield is horrific with him in it"
Arhat
18th Jan 2014 20:24
"LucasTHEBEASTleivA - they were not afraid about game, but they were afraid of Lucas knee...same knee let him out for months previous seasons...if he is cut again..his career could be over."
funk2funk
18th Jan 2014 20:25
"It is great that we have an attacking goal scoring front 2 but what happened to our solid defence we cant keep a clean sheet what is going on with Mignolet and is Toure slow, skirtle shirt puller, johnson lazy passer and the other guy forget it!! YNWA"
OLiver-Manish
18th Jan 2014 20:26
"Bring back Pepe Reina as Mignolet needs competition!!! Seen very poor display by him recently... Get some good players this window or else we can kiss the 4th place good bye and also lose Suarez this summer. How dumb can FSG and Brendan be!!! Just sheer naivety and rubbish flows out of BRs press conference... "
The Finn One
18th Jan 2014 20:27
"fullbacks were again serious problem..Mignolet has lost confidence, partly because he actually don't know how our defence plays! "
Arhat
18th Jan 2014 20:27
"BR is in hard situation...everybody see SG is not performing well, but it is hard for him to drop him...he is still in only 33 of age. In my opionion he try bad direction with SG...Gerard lost pace but still can pass, score goals....he should be used in higher positions behind strikers and less in defence. Imagine if R.Giggs was forced to play CDM...he would be killed."
M_Doyle
18th Jan 2014 20:29
"We dropped 2 points so what? People saying 'bye bye top four' are not true fans. Yes we drew against a relatively poor Villa side. But lets not forget that Arsenal got beat by them. The defence was poor today bar skrtel. But its not like thats our starting back line. With the immeninet return of sakho and enrique, we could easily mount a serious le challenge. Keep the head up lads. YNWA."
mightyredsbeds
18th Jan 2014 20:29
"Johnson isnt up to the task anymore. "
ravo19
18th Jan 2014 20:32
"rodgers master stroke.owners fly in liverpools worse performance rodgers moans he needs 2 players owners get cheque book out&fly out."
stressed red
18th Jan 2014 20:32
"answer me this how can we finish in top 4 with gerrard johnson cissoko toure mignolet on current form couthino. we have better players on looan. I like BR but I think he is young an naïve. don't think itll happen this year. BR got to be brave an sack SG NOOOOW£ "
Arhat
18th Jan 2014 20:33
"Positive is ...we would lost game like that last season...but we beat Stoke and draw against Villa....they were similar types of games like previous season...we conceded against stoke 3 goals, but from defeat last year..we won this year...last year we were beaten by Villa and this year we have point. everybody will drop some points and this is wake up call ahead of derby and Arsenal. "
stressed red
18th Jan 2014 20:37
"Everyone- gerrard cant play anywere anymore. come on open your eyes people. forget the past mad eds. we want champions league. wake up"
newtowngalaxy
18th Jan 2014 20:39
"V poor performance.Back four exposed again, panic with any high ball at all. Deep role for stevie g is a disaster. and should have started with Daniel on bench. Prem gone now, top 4 a real struggle now,next two games critical. BR too slow to react and got tactics wrong in first place.gutted"
Loz99
18th Jan 2014 20:39
"All this talk about Stevie G being over the hill etc is tripe, what Stevie needs is for us to send him to the Army for a couple days a week and get a good drill sergeant to sort him out, that would get his speed back again. 33years old and over the hill, absolute garbage, a spell in the Army would get the speed back again. "
Paraschos
18th Jan 2014 20:40
"Maybe Rodgers should think twice before turning Gerrard into a defensive player at the age of 33. Horrible experiment! I've never seen Gerrard so bad, as in the first half. Hope Lucas is not seriously injured. He should ALWAYS be in the team when fit, because we don't have another player of his type."
Loz99
18th Jan 2014 20:43
"Mignolet is proving he hasn't got the discipline that Pepe Reinna has, get Pepe back again asap. Johnson and Skirtel are disasters waiting to happen, Cissoko hasn't got a clue. "
Paraschos
18th Jan 2014 20:44
"What is happening with Mignolet? Horrible mistake for the second goal. Started the season brilliantly, but has a series of bad games now. Apart from Skrtel, our defence in bad. Cissokho is a 2nd division player and I don't know what's going on in Johnson's mind. He lost all his self-confidence and plays like Moses..."
stressed red
18th Jan 2014 20:45
"isn't it amazin were all sweating over lucas. how average are we"
GAGGZY
18th Jan 2014 20:47
"All we've managed to do tonight is give encouragement to Everton, Man Utd, Spurs and Newcastle who are our rivals for 4th spot. Why didn't they learn from last season's home game against Villa?"
lfcfrend
18th Jan 2014 20:48
"The games against Stoke and Villa will tell all of us the role of Lucas in the team. We concede more goals if Lucas doesnt play the defensive role or left on the bench. I really wish we make top 4. We need it now."
HabeshaKop
18th Jan 2014 20:51
"Cozen_ 18th Jan 2014 19:27, the right comment.Same way Carragher was treated and Rafa missed the chance to win the t!tle.SG ,GJ,Sisohko,Henderson ...is it possible to go any where up with all these liabilities?those teams with proper real players are going up and the gap is widening."
DM86
18th Jan 2014 20:51
"Well think this is clear evidence we are not quite ready to break the top four. Which, is really disappointing considering its probably going be our best opportunity."
Loz99
18th Jan 2014 20:52
"Surely Ryan McLaughlin has to be better than Glen Johnson. Has anyone here seen Kelly?"
LFCfan128
18th Jan 2014 20:52
"Lucas was rested thinking Villa would be a pushover but Villa came out fighting. We were lucky to get a point out of this and all because Lucas came on and Agbonlahor went off !"
SDsurge
18th Jan 2014 20:53
"Is it me or when BR messes with the formation we lose or draw. That was terribble. However, credit for recognising that and changing it. Very bold. And as for Cissoko, thank god it's a loan deal. Not worth perm purchase. I cringe either him or toure receives the ball. It was clear today that SG is not for that role."
stressed red
18th Jan 2014 20:54
"arhat- they were similar types of games, an gerrard started 2 of them. were worse with him"
JAL 58
18th Jan 2014 20:54
"Lucasthe beast If JA had been on from the start in place of Coutinho there would have been no need for Lucas , thats why they ran through us , plus SG is 34 in May... Lucas is 26 accept it any pace he had has gone , and these 5 yard passes are no use to anyone . Didnt he almost cost us a goal too when he came on . what a loser he is ."
skrtelucasuarez
18th Jan 2014 20:56
"Gerrard and Mignolet are the weak links. Mignolet can't kick and can't catch a high ball. There is obviously no place for Gerrard in the team. CDM, CM or CAM? No, he is none of those. He is CMI, Can't Make It."
WhelanR
18th Jan 2014 20:59
"Johnson has to go, amazed Rodgers keeps playing him. A point gained today as we could have been down 4 at ht. We move on and hope BR gets defensive unit right "
WhelanR
18th Jan 2014 21:02
"Stevie had a good 2nd half, great pass for peno and then he scored, give him some credit. 442 a mistake today"
JAL 58
18th Jan 2014 21:02
"What we need is a top DM to replace Lucas , not Lucas in the team . This season we have been turned over in MF many times , City , Arsenal , Everton , Hull & Southampton Lucas played in all them games . So stop banging on about we need Lucas , we need a top DM to replace him "
OldVic
18th Jan 2014 21:04
"Oh dear. What a poor performance. Sterling ... well done son, you deserved better support. Sturridge, again well done. Skyrtel, the only one awake at the back [again]. The rest of the team, one to forget. "
Natural Poolie
18th Jan 2014 21:07
"All problems in first half started because SG started out of position, he is not a CDM. Never has been, never will be. He needs to play with a CDM, like Lampard does at Chelsea. As our midfield was non existent, all forward players were lost cos there wasn't anyone to link them. Why BR gambles every now and again is beyond me!"
InARush
18th Jan 2014 21:07
"Stop knocking Gerrard.....if the rest of the squad played with the passion he shows,we would have one hell of a team. "
kickok
18th Jan 2014 21:10
"We really need new players in this window. LB, RB, creative midfielder... For first aid is SALAH, he can score!!! Try Jones...I just wonder that some posts didnt agree to recruit new players in this window... why we now in SOS alert..."
Loz99
18th Jan 2014 21:13
"We are holding on to 4th spot by the skin of our teeth, being in top four has been flattering us and we are being found out as imposters, manu wil get stronger and are highly fancied to overtake us sooner or later, consider that they are only playing at 50% of their capability, dear help us when they get going again, we need to wake up or CL will only be a dream again."
Loz99
18th Jan 2014 21:14
"GAGGZY 18th Jan 2014 20:47, hit the nail on the head mate. "
centrecircle11
18th Jan 2014 21:16
"We can anaylise the game all night lads-the fu!!ing truth is we need more quality in the team-simlpe end of"
centrecircle11
18th Jan 2014 21:21
"Gazzy20.47-yes agree realy nieve"
Natural Poolie
18th Jan 2014 21:22
"I know we have had our fair share of injuries BUT the problems in our back four arise because of a lack of consistency IMO, we have barely played the same pairing for 2 games in a row, not always because of injuries either. SM is starting to look. Shaky to, but is that due to the problems in CD?!"
stressed red
18th Jan 2014 21:44
"centrecircle- exactly bruv more quality"
stressed red
18th Jan 2014 21:46
"whelanr sg had a good 5 minutes"
brooklynkop7
18th Jan 2014 22:14
"Stafan2 becareful did fsg send you here to praise them cissoko please go back to france I ll do better there please sign me"
Afrika Kop
18th Jan 2014 22:21
"We have lost 8 Points when our rivals are colelcting 9 points, the gap get bigger and bottom teams catch up with us, then we start playing under pressure. "
mushroomscouser275NART
18th Jan 2014 22:24
"When our owners bank the profits from our 240m turnover and the 70m+ from Saurez in the summer,hopefully, that will be enough and they will sell up and go. We will never compete in champions league with FSG running us down. "
5ooTimes5
18th Jan 2014 22:39
"I doubt fsg will go away that soon. As henry says "the asset hasnt matured yet". When it does, off they go:)"
5ooTimes5
18th Jan 2014 22:42
"In defence of coutinho all this rubbish about him needing more goals is robbing him of the one thing he was ding consistentkly and well...LINKING THE PLAY. JUST LET HIM D THAT ! Its not the kids fault he to play alongside has beens and clowns...We are ruinming another talent with these tactics "
russet red
18th Jan 2014 22:43
"still in xhock . ihope br is rogers is havin a pint with with hwenry now and explaining that rubbish but i doubt it there probably laughing over a £300 bottle of red"
caolins
18th Jan 2014 23:03
"Just look at our bench,enough said."
woo693
18th Jan 2014 23:32
"poor gaston ramirez!! ynwa lad, hope it gets better....wes brown dirty manc just got up n ran away!! sickening. unlucky reds, but we lost this one last yr, bring on the blues"
RebuildLFC
18th Jan 2014 23:36
"Appalled. Get another DM - who just literally does his job and covers the defence against runners. Get Cabaye and a LB as cissokho is woeful. Play Kelly ahead of Johnson. BR I admire the work you've done, but the solutions are so obvious that it is paining us fans to continually be let down."
REDOPIUM
18th Jan 2014 23:40
""If the latest rumours are true the owners have given us some money but not to spend on players, it's to open a couple of dunkin doughnut shops in Liverpool,""
R-E-D-A-H-E-N-D-O
18th Jan 2014 23:50
"Redopium - 'Dunkin Donuts' - Sounds like a Pilsbury Dough boy teabagging. Sorry I know I made the joke lastnight but it must deserve another post:)"
R-E-D-A-H-E-N-D-O
18th Jan 2014 23:55
"That's what happens when you choose an 'attacking team' 1st half was embarassing bar the last couple of minutes. It's a point though and the second half was a massive improvement, just couldnt finish it off. People dont give Lucas enough credit..."
19th Jan 2014 0:13
"cozen the whole 11 played extremely bad. gerrard is human and had a bad game along with the other 10. you are so naïve. Johnson has got to be dropped though. cissokho and toure should leave the club asap!"
REDOPIUM
19th Jan 2014 0:18
""I think we should offer Steve Clarke a temporary position as defensive coach for rest of season,""
Rager
19th Jan 2014 0:20
"Omg!!!! Konchesky is better than Aly C!!!! Worst player in the PL history!!!!! Poor managing!!!"
Moby01
19th Jan 2014 1:58
"Most u lot complain and kno nothing of football. lucas is not the best DM but he is our best, so him not playin is why we lost the midfield battle. ill rephrase so da newbies can understand, LUCAS is needed cz he is the reason we can pressure in the oppositions own half. it gives the other 2 mids a sense of relief so they only think of the attack halfâ"
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lui2012
19th Jan 2014 4:27
"The problem with our team is our defence and the fact that we don't have a genuine defensive midfielder. Once we would have sorted these problems we would be able to match with any top team. I would also like to say something about Gerrard. It's true that he has been performing well these time but we should not forget what he has given to this team. We must give him time to adapt to his new role."
aussie6924
19th Jan 2014 5:29
"Agree with kingmat ; sign loic Remy Also needed, playmaker in midfield We have young defenders ready for next season ie jf , mk and aw 1 more defensive midfielder for cover Bring back assaidi and suso , get shot of two loan signings I think 4th spot will be a real battle but do able Ynwa "
martintgp
19th Jan 2014 10:44
"Bad defense, Slip ups going to cost us top 4, sort it out now. Come on Redmen! YNWA!"
Passingtheball
19th Jan 2014 13:59
"Have the naysayers noticed that the world's poorest billionaires in football are now saying that they "hope" we get top 4....That shows great flexibility in expectations and ambition - the main thing is that monetising the franchise will continue and revenue streams are rising by the month. FSG can keep the money safe in their Delaware tax haven."
Passingtheball
19th Jan 2014 13:59
"How can someone "save" a draw from a deficit? Terrible use of hackneyed PR jargon. "
simplyatin
20th Jan 2014 5:28
"I believe we can definitely do much much better than this. BR you know certain players need to be benched to get best out of them. Villa was the best bet for those changes; Kelly at RB, Illori at DM, Alberto to rest PC. Awful time to drop points REDMEN!! YNWA"
Puutarou
20th Jan 2014 12:21
"I read the comments here before I had the chance to watch the match. Our performance was not that bad imo while the starting 4 midfielders were wrongly picked. Gerrard should not play CDM and Coutino should not be asked to play winger again."