As Paul Konchesky admits that so far this season he has been out of his depth, we ask have Liverpool already peaked?
Konchesky has said: “I’ve got to up my game. Where I’ve played before has not been as high a standard as Liverpool, but this is a good pressure.”
Fair play to Konchesky for admitting it but this raises a few questions: for a start, did this really need pointing out to anybody? Second, why was Konchesky signed if he was going to be out of his depth so early on? Is this a case of him trying to butter up the fans, and trying to buy himself some more time? Or is it just above average honesty from a below average player?
And what does this say about how far Liverpool have declined over last season and this? They seemed to have turned a corner but Sunday’s late defeat to Spurs has set them back and with Gerrard injured and Torres horribly out of form, where do they go from here? And is Konchesky’s admittance a case of them throwing in the towel?
Do the fans want to hear honesty like this? Or would they appreciate more a harder work ethic and better quality both on the training ground and on the pitch? Whether it’s the fault of the manager, the players, the board or previous owners, the future looks particularly bleak for Liverpool.
It’s safe to say that Shankly wouldn’t have stood for it.
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