Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been ripped into by former this Manchester United assistant for his poor recruitment strategy…
Former Manchester United assistant Rene Meulensteen has criticised Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers over his poor recruitment this summer.
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The Dutchman believes the Merseyside club’s struggles this season are down to Rodgers and his failures in recruitment, with a lack of Champions League experience in the back room staff the main problem.
“Brendan Rodgers’ biggest failure is that he’s not invested in his staff,” Meulensteen was quoted by the Daily Express.
“He has obviously got people around him who he obviously thinks are the right ones.
“But I think he could have done with someone who has been there, seen it and done it.
“Playing in the Premier League and the Champions League, it’s a different rhythm that requires a different style of training and a different management strategy through the week. You need to know these things.”
The Reds are currently seventh in the Premier League, but with a number of poor performances this season many believe they are lucky to be where they are.
Rodgers’ side have also been struggling in the Champions League, currently sat third with European competition new boys Ludogorets Razgrad ahead of them.
Despite being in a group that boasts Real Madrid, the Merseysiders were thought to have one of the easiest to qualify from.
FC Basel and Ludogorets are relative minnows when it comes to European football, but with all three teams on three points at the moment and the next game being against Madrid, it is still anybody’s guess as to who will qualify.
The Reds have managed to stay in the Capital One Cup after two very lucky escapes, but their form needs to improve before their luck runs out.