The Reds apparently need a better pitch…
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has announced plans to relay the pitch at Anfield at the end of the season, reports the Daily Mail.
The Northern Irish manager explained that he believes the turf at the famous ground has been hindering his team’s style of play. He criticised the pitch after the Merseyside club’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal last Sunday.
It is apparently difficult to play one touch football at the ground at the moment due to the state of the grass, and this is key to the Reds’ style of play. However, with them being in the middle of the campaign there is nothing they can do at the moment and they will have to wait until the summer to improve the conditions.
“We will be getting a new pitch next summer to help the speed of our game,” he told reporters.
“It is an old pitch that has not been upgraded for some years and it can be a disadvantage for us. It is difficult to play one-touch football on it. It is nothing to do with the ground staff at the club or at Melwood, who are outstanding, it is just because the pitch is old. We will do the best on it until the end of the season.”
The North-West club play won’t have to deal with the troubles at Anfield in their next game as they travel to Burnley. They will have the option of playing Mario Balotelli again after the Italian served a one match ban for an inappropriate Instagram post against Arsenal last Sunday.