Liverpool’s disappointing start to the campaign went from bad to worse after a 1-1 draw against Norwich City at Anfield.
The club has scored only four goals in the league so far while managing only two wins from the opening six games. This disappointing run of form is already threatening to result in manager Brendan Rodgers losing his job. There has to be a quick turnaround of results, but Liverpool are in a dire situation and it will take a lot of effort to get a win with such low levels of confidence. However, first-team coach Gary McAllister believes that the discontent from fans will certainly help infuse some fighting spirit in the squad.
The club could not have asked before a much easier fixture in the form of Carlisle United at home in the League Cup. This provides a perfect platform for the Liverpool players to get the test of winning once again. The team is without a win in the last five matches. However, they opened their campaign with two back-to-back 1-0 victory. The upcoming game against Carlisle is one of the three home games on the bounce. At the moment, though, Liverpool players will be quite happy at playing away from Anfield due to the reduced pressure.
“That’s the thing that still impresses me here — that there are still those grumblings from the fans. If you lose that and it does become accepted it’s not going to be right. And that won’t happen here.It will be driven through by the frustration of the fans. We’ve got to be competing right at the highest level. It’s how I see Liverpool — I just associate it with winning things.That’s got to be a good thing and that’s got to be the driving force for players and they’ve got to put that right,” said McAllister.