The new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that it might be a while before Liverpool start challenging for the title. The new era for Liverpool under the former Swansea manager began with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Brom during the weekend.
Even though Liverpool played well throughout the match, it was the same case as last season after Liverpool failed to take a lot of chances. West Brom then stuck a major blow in the hopes of Liverpool getting three points on the opening day of the season. The star striker Luis Suarez was especially guilty of missing a lot of chances in the match.
Speaking after the match, the manager tried to avoid the disappointing result by saying that he expects a lot of improvement in the future. Even before the start of the new season, Brendan Rodgers has constantly advocated the fact that it will be a long time before Liverpool start challenging for the major honours. It has been three seasons since Liverpool were last seen in the Champions League. Without the additional £ 30 million revenue, they have not been able to compete with the best clubs in the division.
“You have to play them, that’s the nature of football. You have to win games. We’re bitterly disappointed now, of course, but we’ll use that as a lever to move on and learn from it. I’ve always said we need to bring in one or two but [we have] to work with the players that are here. I know what my limitations are in terms of budget,” said Brendan Rodgers after the match. Liverpool will be facing the likes of Manchester city and Arsenal in the next two matches, which makes it a tough few weeks for the new Liverpool manager.