Liverpool: 8 Things Brendan Rodgers Must Do To Improve In 2015
8. Stop Holding Grudges
One of the most bizarre aspects of Rodgers management so far this season has been his seemingly strange decision to freeze certain players out of the team for no particular reason. There have been several victims, and it makes no sense. Mamadou Sakho was disciplined was leaving Anfield before kick-off in the Merseyside derby back in September, having not been selected in the matchday squad. This was poor from the Frenchman, but he learned his lesson and apologised. Since then, however, Rodgers has barely played him. Admittedly, he has missed a fair chunk of action through injury, but he has been fit for a couple of weeks now, and he was only brought on against Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup quarter-final on Wednesday because of an injury to Dejan Lovren. Sakho is the best defender at the club, and if the Reds were thriving in that area, you could argue he has to earn his place back in the team. They are appalling at the back though, and he simply has to become a regular again. Fabio Borini is another who is consistently being given the silent treatment, and it appears as though its almost as punishment for not leaving Liverpool in the summer. Its all fairly childish from the Reds boss, and he needs to address it in the New Year.