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I feel tremendously sorry for Brendan Rodgers.
So far, his time at Liverpool can be defined by blunders. After suffering an opening-day 3-0 thrashing at West Brom, his side were much improved against Premier League champions Manchester City.
Mistakes from Pepe Reina and Martin Skrtel gifted Roberto Mancini's men a point when the Anfield hosts deserved all three. Still, a performance to build on.
Arsenal travelled up to Merseyside without having scored a goal this season. The Gunners ran out 2-0 winners in a convincing performance. Liverpool lacked urgency, often misplacing passes and failing to pressure Arsenal when they were in possession.
Steven Gerrard's poor pass led to the first goal, leaving many supporters wondering what's happened to their stalwart and captain.
Liverpool allowed Andy Carroll to join West Ham United on loan until the end of the year. Rodgers and the club's owners failed to land a replacement before the transfer deadline loomed, leaving the side short of options going forward.
Fenway Sports Group's John Henry issued an open letter to Liverpool fans on the back of this poor decision (via The Telegraph). While its sentiment will be appreciated, this doesn't mask the fact letting the England international leave without bringing in someone new is a catastrophic error.
Rodgers continues to install a passing game at the club. I'm sure he's looking forward to ending the tough run of fixtures his team currently face. As it stands, Liverpool have posted their worst opening to a league season in 50 years.