After Wednesday night’s debacle against Swansea City in the League Cup, Brendan Rodger’s Liverpool were, in fairness, caught on the counter-attack for two of the three goals scored.
Once Chico Flores had scored for Swansea, Liverpool had to attack at home at Anfield and whenever a move broke down.
Swansea were well equipped to rush down the other end time after time.
Brendan Rodgers was ruthless in his response to going one down at half-time, hauling off poor old Joe Cole and young Samed Yesil for Stevie G and Luis Garcia.
Those two senior players combined for a Suarez goal, but the end result was an early exit from the Capital One Cup, with our Manager admitting his former team Swansea were the better side.
Brendan Rodgers was outspoken in his criticism of Cole on Wednesday, especially in a scathing reference to his “astronomical” salary, estimated at anything between £90,000 to £130,000 a week and negotiated by the Christian Purslow regime to bring the player on a free transfer in the summer of 2010.
“Joe Cole had an opportunity, the club has invested an astronomical sum of money in a talented player and he has to seize his opportunities.”
“We were too slow, it just was not what I would expect from a team I had set up to be dynamic so I think it was a difficult night for him.”