Liverpool put in one of their worst performances of the season on Sunday against Hull City. The Reds went down 3-1 in a match we never looked like winning right from the beginning having seen the starting lineup Brendan Rodgers had picked.
The Liverpool manager has come under a lot of fire following that defeat and fans have looked at Raheem Sterling and Victor Moses’ performances with a lot of disappointment. Sterling and Moses had shocking games for Liverpool as Moses was largely responsible for the first Hull goal as he gave away the ball too easily in his own half whilst trying to pull off a fancy lob. Whilst Sterling just looked lost on the field.
Rodgers opted to lay the blame on himself and not the players for the Hull defeat as he said, “When you perform how we did, we probably didn’t deserve to get anything from it. But in the main, our form has been very good, so I can’t criticise the players too much.
“If there was anyone to blame, blame me as the manager.”
During the game, we tweeted:
I have no idea what sterling and moses are supposed to be doing….I don't think they know either!
— Our Kop (@OurKop) December 1, 2013
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, also had a go at Sterling and Moses’ performance.
“How many chances did Liverpool create today?” said Carragher on Sky Sports.
“They never looked like scoring. If you take Suarez out of that team, who is going to score a goal? The three players behind are Victor Moses, Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling – I think there is one Premier League goal between the three of them this season.
“For what they contributed in that first hour – well, Coutinho comes on for half an hour and does more than the two of them have done! Sturridge is going to be a big miss for them.”
Coutinho made such a positive change when he came on against Hull and looked much better than both Sterling and Moses put together. That is no exaggeration at all as to how badly those two were. The good news is that Coutinho is fit again and will most likely start against Norwich on Wednesday in a game that we must win.