Liverpool v FC Sion Football Betting Tips 01-10-2015
Brendan Rodgers will not survive another trophy-less season at Anfield that much is pretty clear.
When even the most respected of Liverpool writers begin to voice their doubts and begin proclaiming that “this feels like the end” then the writing is on the wall.
The victory against Aston Villa was a welcome respite from the critics for Rodgers but having used up all the supporter credit that he had in the bank he is now slipping into overdraft territory despite picking up the three points.
His constant stream of management double speak irks the fans. Particularly his declaration that “if you give me the tools I will do the work”
As if spending £25 million on Lallana, £20 Million on Lovren and £32 million on Firminho weren't enough “tools”. Never mind the £20 Million on Lazar Markovic who was inexplicably shipped out on loan this season.
His inference is that having sold Suarez and Sterling and having Sturridge out injured he doesn't have the firepower required to get the results required. But Liverpool fans can point to the purchases of Lambert, Balotelli, Aspas et al and show that he has had plenty of time and money to buy the right equipment.
If Rodgers is going to survive then he needs his team to not only start winning but also begin to turn in some performances worthy of the Liverpool name. This game represents an opportunity for Liverpool to build on last weekends success and once again only a win will be accepted by the fans as a good days work.
FC Sion were many people's picks to finish bottom of the group but a win against Rubin Kazan sees them now topping it. But the Swiss outfit should be out of their depth against Liverpool on Thursday.
A repeat of the display against Cardiff in the Capital One Cup will have fans folding their arms again so lets hope that with a finally fit and firing Daniel Sturridge in tandem with duracell bunny Danny Ings, Liverpool have the tools to take them apart.
There's no messing around with the betting today. Liverpool simply have to win this game.