Liverpool have had to face some injury problems this season already. Adam Lallana was out for the first month of fixtures while he recovered from an injury. Recently, during the “International break”, all the Premier league teams did not play to allow the qualification fixtures for Euro 2016 to take place. England’s campaign for the same, however, resulted in the injury of Liverpool’s most prolific striker, Daniel Sturridge. It was also reported that Jordan Henderson had limped off in training with his country and many (Liverpool fans) have already started to question Roy Hodgson’s training regime for possibly being too excessive with two Liverpool players having been injured while training with the England squad.
I’m not happy about this, as being
a Liverpool fan, it makes me sad to hear that regular first team players have picked up injuries and it can make a difference to your clubs results. Sturridge in particular is a proven goalscorer and being forced to play without him means we may score less goals than if we had him. But fortunately, we do have other goalscorers in the squad to use until Daniel recovers. We’re just lucky that we are a financially stable club that can afford to buy multiple players for the same position, who can all the do the same job and take over for someone else if anybody is injured.
If blame is to be put onto someone for this, I join the army of Reds fans all over world who are pointing the finger right at Roy Hodgson – he picks the squad and he could let them train a little easier if he wanted to, he doesn’t have to push them all so hard. The only way to get out of being forced to train so hard with your country would be retiring from playing for it and at least one person has. Steven Gerrard recently retired from international duty and clearly wants to focus on his club instead of his country, which is a smart move by our captain fantastic. We want to see him at full fitness, giving his all for Liverpool with no fear of him being hurt (unless it happens in a fixture for his club).
But, other countries seem to be quite unaffected and this plague of injuries has hit the England squad harder than any other country also playing in such international games. That really can’t be a coincidence, I feel the training regime Roy Hodgson implements needs a good hard look at and reassessment, to limit the amount of players being injured while training. It’s unacceptable to allow a manager to force the players under his command to hurt themselves. I really did not like Roy Hodgson when he was manager of Liverpool and now he’s in control of England and Liverpool players once again, I still hate him. I WANT ROY OUT, I’ve been saying this since the awful 2014 World Cup campaign where Hodgson refused to stop playing Wayne Rooney, EVEN when he was pushed into midfield – being played well out of position and ultimately, messing up the performance of the team. That as well as the fact that he’s clearly been pushing the England squad so hard that they’re being injured… Well, he needs to GET OUT!
Liverpool have a Premier League fixture coming up against Aston Villa on Saturday and shortly after that (Tuesday night), we will also be back to Champions League football once again as we face Ludogorets. These two teams shouldn’t pose too much of a problem, but we will certainly see how we cope without Sturridge as Brendan Rodgers selects a team that could include Maro Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, Lazar Markovic, or even Raheem Sterling and Coutinho as starting eleven choices in the striker position. Rodgers has been choosing to use 4-3-3 in some games and even pushes midfielders like Raheem Sterling right into forward attacking positions and it’s been working quite well. IN RODGERS I TRUST and we’ll get through this all, together.
YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE, Reds!
[Written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so i was born into being a red.
I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.