Friends Of Liverpool

Liverpool Manager, Brendan Rodgers  came out in his pre-match interviews to admit that he was at fault in his team selection in the embarrassing defeat to Oldham last Sunday.

He said repeatedly:

“I take the blame.”

“I picked the team and it wasn’t equipped to beat Oldham, so I take the blame.”

Starting with Coates, who had only played twice all season and Skrtel who is a competent if a little limited defender then playing rookies at full-back in Robinson and Wisdom, who is a center-back, was a tactical error.

Don’t get me wrong, all four defenders are good players but playing them all together was a mistake in an FA Cup tie.

Playing Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson as a midfield two was a strange one as well, surely Lucas Leiva should have been started to bolster up the midfield.

However, that game was finally put to bed with a good performance at the Emirates.

We were solid, strong, resilient and very unlucky not to win against Arsenal.

When Henderson scored to make it 2-0, I was praying for the final whistle, alas Arsenal thundered back to draw 2-2.

Still, a point at Arsenal is always a good result, so I will take it.