We’re only a few short weeks into the new Premier League season and pressure is already mounting for some unfortunate teams and managers. Some fans seem to have already decided that Brendan Rodgers isn’t the right man for the Liverpool job, and there seems to be a host of fans and pundits waiting for him to fail. Andre Villas Boas is in a similar position – no wins so far and a chequered managerial past makes him the subject of much media derision.

Liverpool have had a chaotic summer to say the least. They failed in many of their transfer attempts yet managed to offload the majority of their recognised strikers. Kuyt, Bellamy and Carroll have all left leaving Liverpool with only two real recognised strikers. (more…)