Kevin Keegan has talked after the disastrous display and result at Anfield today.
Kevin Keegan – we’re not sure we agree with Kevin we will survive
Keegan told Sky Sports News after the game:
“When you have got a bad result you hope everyone else has, but that won’t keep happening,”“We are still in charge of our own destiny and we can’t expect everyone to lose every game.â€
“You’ve got to win games in this league and put points on the board and get to around 40 points.â€
“Other results haven’t helped us today, but the one result that always matters is your own and that’s the one that has helped us least.â€
Other results shouldn’t help us. Weâ€™ve gone 12 league games and managed just 3 draws. We wonder what our players are up to but itâ€™s obvious they are not earning their wages â€“ thatâ€™s for sure.
Weâ€™re sick of them being wrapped in cotton wool and itâ€™s about time they did something for this club and at least played to their potential. Reading’s win against Manchester City today didn’t help us – that’s because it helped them. But they played with spirit and guts and deserved everything they got. We also deserved everything we got from our display today – nothing.
We couldnâ€™t care a hoot if the players lack confidence â€“ poor souls – itâ€™s their job to find that confidence, and itâ€™s also their job to perform a lot better than they’ve done these last 3 months.
They are taking this club down and it looks like a lot of them couldnâ€™t care less.
We have two players â€“ Viduka and Emre, who have been nursing slight strains for many weeks â€“ itâ€™s about time they got fit and got out of the injury room and started earning their wages. We don’t hear them knocking Kevin’s door down to play.
“We have got more than enough in the dressing room to get the necessary points and with a few additions we can take this club forward at pace. Nothing has changed there.”“I was a little bit disappointed with the performance,” “We didn’t show enough courage and self belief to pass the ball when we had it.â€
“When you come to Liverpool you have to compete when you have not got the ball and get some respect when you have.â€
“Every game is important. We have got less to build on today because our performance wasn’t good enough.”
Weâ€™re not sure we do have enough in the dressing room to save us, after today’s display. Yes weâ€™ve got enough skill â€“ but the Chairman pays an awful lot of money for that skill. But the real question is – do we the players who have the heart for the fight?
Weâ€™re beginning to doubt they do â€“ and that will surely ensure relegation. We donâ€™t mind players having poor games but when they lack spirit and guts â€“ thatâ€™s completely unacceptable.
When people in the real world earn the wages our players do, theyâ€™ll often be CEOs running large companies with revenues in the billions. They have responsibilities for thousands of workers, nit to mention their business responsibilities. If they lack confidence in their jobs, thatâ€™s hard luck, because theyâ€™ll probably not perform too well and be sacked. I worked in that type of environment and ran a $2B business for IBM, so I know of which I speak.
But thatâ€™s the real world.
These footballers have no responsibilities at all â€“ and they cannot even take it, when the club they play for, Newcastle United, are perilously close to a relegation disaster this season. They still get their wages and if the club gets relegated theyâ€™ll move to another club in the summer who can continue to pay their obscene wages.
That’s how it works in the unreal world of football, isn’t it?
As you may suspect, we are just fed up to the teeth with their under-performing ways and their lack of any fighting spirit, not to even mention guts.
A couple of them even think itâ€™s safer to stay in the injury room, during these difficult times.
Howâ€™s that for courage?