Youre right it will take time - i guess the frustration is just getting to me now!! We are most definitely improved in playing style/chance creation than Woys team and the team in rafa's last season.
but what really frustrates me is that I dont think we've improved that much as a team as this season has has grown. Ive seen LFC teams start slow and then get better as the season goes on as players hit form and mistakes are ironed out. Im just not seeing that now - a big problem is that players arent on form - bans and injuries havent helped but what then about downing and adam - great form last year - but nowhere near as good this year and not had injuries or lengthy bans. I guess you cant make a player get in form so what to do?! Thats why I think a bit of a shot at youth and pace might be a good tonic right now.
Its a shame because weve had some great results - wins away to chelsea, arsenal and everton in the lge and stoke, chelsea, man city in the cup - these are hard to come by in any season so if we could have backed it up at home this season - we could really have been flying. But that is all what-ifs etc.
I also agree - a player of the calibre of Fowler, Rush, Aldo or Torres wouldve made a difference - maybe Santa Comolli brings us a nice present this summer!
Frustrates me no end. Came out of the game today and I'm grinding me teeth and moaning about losing but then I took stock and thought about the big picture.
We've played a team that were above us in the table. 7 points above us with a game in hand. Fair enough, they aren't the best Arsenal team I've ever seen (they aren't the worst either!) but they were above us. Ok, they had a few absentees but our absentees were probably the more significant. Show me a team in this country who would not be weaker with the loss of players the caliber of Gerrard and Lucas from their midfield? There isn't one.
Then ignore the scoreline. Pretend you watched the entire match with just the goals cut out. You didn't know the score and just had the benefit of the stats and by watching the vast majority of the game minus the goals. Someone then says the game finished 2-1 and asked you who won? 99.9% of people would say Liverpool. Not because they were fans but because we were so much better all over the field.....with the exception of up front!
Arsenal have created 4 opportunities and score twice. We created christ knows how many and it took an own goal for us to take the lead. It is hardly brain surgery is it?
I'm a great believer in saying you get what you work for and yes, the fact that the problem with scoring goals has occurred all season suggests something isn't quite right. I've been watching Liverpool since our manager was in the latter years of his career as a player. It's more than a lot of people but probably half of what some have been. I don't pretend to know a lot about football - some will know less - some will know more. So when I can see the problem do you believe that Kenny can't?
He knows fully what the problems are and he will make the decisions that suit Liverpool Football Club - not himself. He knows who is showing their full potential and he knows who isn't. He'll deal with it and, mark my words, he will get it right
Looking at our home form I look at the games versus City, United, Spurs and Arsenal. Even by taking my rose tinted spectacles off for a minute, its difficult to understand why those are above us based on those four games, we have been superior than them and, again, that includes City. We have 3 points from 12 and few would argue against us if we'd have taken 10 or even 12 from them. Even the games versus Swansea, Norwich, Blackburn and QPR - true, we didn't play well but nobody could have grumbled if we'd have 10 points from thise games.
It's a fine line. We play crap, nick it and we're on for top 4, this thread is 23 pages long and the mods have an easy time. We outplay Arsenal, fall to a sucker punch and suddenly we are poor and the mods are more handy with the delete buttons
Frustrating? Yes. End of the line? Definately not