Mark Holmes blasts Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool over their transfer 'mistakes', and hits out at Mark Hughes' scattergun approach to signings.
Last week I played down the furore over the booing of Aaron Ramsey, and today I focus on the mistakes of Liverpool and QPR in the transfer window.
Rodgers must take blame
When Brendan Rodgers was appointed Liverpool manager, many people wondered whether such a young manager would have a strong enough character to deal with the pressures that come with managing such a famous club.
Some questioned whether he would earn the respect of the big-name players, while others doubted he would be able to impose his philosophy on a team built by a manager favouring a more direct style of football.
Rodgers, however, has smashed those fears out of the ball park, as his bosses might say. It was obvious even before he took the job at Anfield that he is an ego maniac (no bad thing for a manager) who 100% believes in his own ideas, but I have been surprised by just how ruthless he has been over Andy Carroll.
I have a certain amount of admiration for him - he has the same 'my way or the high way' attitude many of the best managers have - but surely a good manager should also try to make the best of the players he has at his disposal.
Rodgers, however, made it publicly clear on numerous occasions that Carroll was not part of his plans, and he has been seemingly hell-bent on getting rid of the England striker all summer.
Personally, I think Carroll is plenty good enough on the deck to play the sort of role Danny Graham operated in for Swansea last season, but Rodgers had clearly made his mind up about Carroll from the moment he set foot into Anfield.
However, Rodgers knew he would not have the sort of money available to him that Kenny Dalglish did, and it was ludicrous of him to ostracise one of only three senior forwards at the club, no matter how much he believes he does not fit into his 'Plan A'.
Players such as Steven Gerrard are also clearly struggling with Rodgers' new style of play, but it is almost as if the Northern Irishman was embarrassed to keep Carroll at the club. After all, what would a big, brutish centre forward do for his image?
Liverpool are not Barcelona, though, and they need a Plan B, especially during this transitional period as the likes of Gerrard get to grips with the new system. Judging by Carroll's performance for West Ham on Saturday, he could have proved useful against Arsenal at Anfield, but Rodgers has made his bed and now he has to lie in it.
Change takes time, and Rodgers has tried to do too much, too soon.
Reds only have themselves to blame
While I think Rodgers was wrong to get rid of Carroll, it is clear the Reds boss believed Clint Dempsey would be brought in as a replacement on transfer deadline day.
However, despite the club's interest in the American being well known for much of the summer, it was not until the final afternoon of the window that they finally put a bid on Fulham's table.
By that point, the Cottagers had lodged an official complaint with the Premier League regarding Liverpool's pursuit of Dempsey. The 29-year-old was unsettled so much by the Reds' interest that he had to be left out of Fulham's side in their opening two games, and you suspect the west London club would have sold the player to any other club in the world over Liverpool on the last day.
As it turned out, the Reds did not even match Fulham's valuation of Dempsey, with reports claiming they bid only £4.5million, presumably in the belief the player would force a cut-price transfer to Anfield.
Unfortunately for Liverpool, Tottenham did make a bid that Fulham were happy with, and the Reds eventually missed out on a player they desperately needed for the sake of a couple of million quid.
This, remember, is a club that were happy to pay £10.5million for a largely-untested Fabio Borini and match the £15million get-out clause in Joe Allen's Swansea contract.
From top to bottom, Liverpool have made a huge mess of their transfers over the summer, and Rodgers now has a gargantuan task on his hands to keep results respectable until January.
One injury to Luis Suarez could completely wreck their season, and Rodgers and the Liverpool board have only themselves to blame.
Hughes' scatter gun approach won't pay off
There is no doubt that QPR made some extremely good signings in the transfer window. Their last three, Julio Cesar, Stephane Mbia and Esteban Granero, could well turn out to be the pick of the bunch, but Mark Hughes' approach on the whole seems to have been 'sign who's available'.
There is no better example of that than Rob Green. The England goalkeeper turned down the offer of a new contract at West Ham to sign what was presumably a much more lucrative one at QPR, yet Hughes has now admitted he may allow the 32-year-old to leave Loftus Road on loan.
Why? Because a better goalkeeper became available, and Hughes had to sign him. There is room for improvement at every club in the world, and every manager is constantly looking for players that are better than what he already has, but it's questionable whether they should be looking to improve on a player signed only a few months previously.
Green, however, will now join a number of other signings made by Hughes on the QPR bench. Money is important in football, but so is trust and loyalty, and Hughes may find players thinking twice about joining the club in future if he continues to show such disregard to players he has brought in himself and then cast aside without a second thought.
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