Dropping form players…
Rodgers based the success he had last season on playing players who deserved to be played.
And letting them play their football, too.
Now, every time a Liverpool player seemingly enjoys a good performance, he’s out of the side the following week.
Emre Can was Liverpool’s best player against Chelsea and hasn’t played since. Lallana is rotated randomly regardless of how well or poorly he’s performed.
Coutinho won November’s Liverpool Player of the Month, and has barely featured since.
Moreno started his Reds career superbly and then was randomly dropped for a series of matches.
It’s not rotation – it’s sending a message to the players that they have no say in their ability to get into the side. And while strong performers have been dropped, Rodgers has been loyal to Lovren, Mignolet and Gerrard – three players who’ve been dreadful all season.