A time for change at Anfield:
Guest writer: Pat McGuinness
“I’m not quite sure what to make of Saturday’s game; the right team won on the day but the officials got the Carroll decision wrong – footage of the header will show that there was no view of the incident from directly on the goal-line, but fractionally in front of it.
Getting down to it, it is surely time for Reina to pack his bags; your correspondent has never been a huge fan of his(as the editor of this blog will testify).
Ramirez’s goal was just a collective howler involving the Liverpool rearguard and goalkeeper.
Enrique had a poor game on Saturday, but he was far from alone. Spearing at least showed plenty of spirit and will improve.
Downing was nervy, but did reasonably well when he got going. Henderson was in and out, and really needs to improve; personally, I think he should be shown the door as he is just not up to scratch. He could maybe keep the door open for Charlie Adam on the way out.
Should Kenny Dalglish follow Henderson and Adam out the door? Not yet; he should be given another season, and if there is still no improvement in league form, then his contract should then be terminated.
It’s funny that many of those who opposed Roy Hodgson’s appointment as Liverpool manager are now turning their backs on Dalglish.
Hodgson, as any rational person will tell you, didn’t have a prayer as Liverpool manager, much less time to settle in to the job.
And now, with delicious irony, he has become the new England manager, and he will not disgrace himself.
There is a lesson for those Liverpool fans who are currently disgruntled with Dalglish – be careful what you wish for.
Benitez for a return to the High Temple of English Football?
I’d rather ask Fergie to amputate my hands with a Stihl saw..