It is no secret that Liverpool FC have struggled this season under new Manager Brendan Rodgers, there was even talk of relegation for the historic club. Liverpool currently sit 12th in the English Premier League table after a 1-0 victory over Reading over the weekend. However, after a Europa League victory Thursday over Anzhi Makhachkala 1-0, Liverpool have 3 straight clean sheets in Europa and EPL play. Now, with the Merseyside Derby scheduled for Sunday, it seems to be a perfect time for Liverpool's season to turn around.
Brendan Rodgers becoming the manager over the summer had mixed emotions, with some believing he was the man for the job, while others had their hesitations. Most fans were not expecting a Premier League title for Liverpool this season, but they were expecting the team to make a run at the top of the table. They have been disappointed so far.
After losing Andy Carroll to West Ham and Fabio Borini to a broken foot, Liverpool have struggled to find the back of the net. Having scored just 10 goals in 8 Premier League games (5 of which came from striker Luis Suarez) Liverpool have a lack of scoring options. Suarez has been having a fine season with 5 goals, 1 behind a tie for first in league, but he can not be the only one getting goals. Liverpool will need to utilize the winter transfer window to try and find a striker who can help Suarez up top and add goals.
The next 3 league games may be crucial in determining where Liverpool finish this season. First this weekend at Everton who sit just 6 points a head of Liverpool, and are of course huge rivals. Then at Newcastle United who sit just a point a head of them. And finally at rival Chelsea who currently sit atop the table. That stretch could either make or break the season for the Reds. With some help up front and the defense continuing strong play, Liverpool could have the ability to make a run and play up to the abilities of the players on this team.