The rallying call must not fall on deaf ears.
Tonight Liverpool will entertain their Mersey rivals Everton and their differing fortunes are in stark contrast.
Liverpool will go into tonight’s game on the back of three successive league defeats. Something not previously achieved since Elton John’s “sorry seems to be the hardest word” was top of the pops back in 2003.
Kenny Dalglish is insisting that the club is making progress on and off the pitch and that the only thing missing in this campaign is points on the board.
Well what else could he say?
It’s fair to say that the club morale has improved immeasurably since the darkest days of the Hodgson reign but really things couldn’t get any worse could they?
In the relegation places and making poor signings in the January transfer window things could not have been grimmer.
At the end of the season progress is measured by points on the board.
Fans will accept that there has to be a transitional period between the Benitez days and what we have now but with the money spent last summer on Adam, Henderson and Suarez, not to mention that lashed on Andy Carroll (does he still have that pony tail?) in January Liverpool fans could be forgiven for expecting slightly more for their season ticket.
Of course you could argue that the funds generated from the sale of Torres to Chelsea have allowed the massive transfer fee for Carroll but the reality is that Liverpool have exchanged one misfiring striker for another.
If we are not looking at the points column for answers to the current league position then we should be taking a microscope to the goals for and against column for that is where the problems lie and is the root of all discontent.
Eight home draws tells its own story. Never mind that Liverpool were unbeaten at home until their recent defeat to a resurgent Arsenal the goals are not coming and they don’t look like coming either.
Charlie Adam is woefully out of form or out of his depth in the Liverpool midfield and it is a testament to the progress that Lucas has made in his four years at the club that he has gone from zero to hero and is now badly missed in the Liverpool engine room.
Likewise Henderson has only recently begun to show any of the promise that a 20 million transfer fee would suggest. 1 goal in 26 starts is not going to set the pulses racing although to be fair he has been played (oddly) out of position on the right where he is clearly not comfortable.
Bringing Martin Kelly in at right back and pushing Glen Johnson into the right hand side berth would solve the Henderson issue.
Skrtel and Agger are rock solid at the back and Enrique is one of the premierships best performers so clearly the problem lies with the supply chain in midfield.
Everton continue to outperform the Reds on their limited budget and David Moyes’ stock has been on the rise for several seasons now. How long until he is snatched away by one of the Chelsea’s of this world? Surely he will be frying bigger fish in the not too distant future?
The combined cost of Everton’s squad will roughly come to 50 million when they take to the pitch tonight so that shows you what a shrewd operator Moyes is and how far Liverpool are underperforming market expectation.
Betfred also have a nice offer for this game:
If your player scores the first goal of the match and then goes on to score another, Fred will double your first goalscorer price.
If your player scores the first goal of the match and then goes on to score a hat-trick, Fred will treble your first goalscorer price.