Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has backed Brendan Rodgers to turn things around at Anfield, following a difficult start to the 2014-15 campaign.
Fowler insists Rodgers is still the right man to lead the Reds, and says he has invested the £75million from the sale of Luis Suarez well.
When asked in an interview with Four Four Two whether Rodgers should have invested all the money in one star name, Fowler responded:
“Not a chance.
“Liverpool’s problem last season was a lack of depth in the squad.
“So it was always going to be a case of bringing in a lot of new players.
“Brendan Rodgers is an unbelievable manager and it’s a guarantee that he will get it right.
“Liverpool are fighting on four fronts this year with the Premier League, Champions League FA Cup and League Cup, so it is important that squad was much bigger and better than last year.”
Fowler added: “I think people are getting a little carried away with Liverpool this year. I don’t think we are as bad as what everyone is making us out to be.
“You look at the Premier League, and Chelsea are perhaps the only standout team.
“Arsenal have had indifferent results, Manchester United and as of late, Manchester City have had indifferent results. But look, let’s put things into perspective here. We are in the quarter-finals of the League Cup, progressing to the next stage of the Champions League is in our hands and we are close to the top four, so the season is not a disaster yet. Given time to gel, I am sure everything will work out well for the squad.”
Fowler has also backed Mario Balotelli to prove the critics wrong at Liverpool but admits the £16million summer signing needs to work harder.
“For whatever reason, it hasn’t worked out for him so far,” said Fowler. “But Balotelli is a fantastic talent, he has scored goals everywhere he has been.
“You look at the clubs he has played for, and he obviously has something about him.
“He needs to concentrate on his football, forget about any off-field antics and run about a little bit more.
“Players always come and go, but the manager will always have his own tactics and good players adapt to tactics. Balotelli is a good player so we will be OK.”