Ex-Reds star welcomes reports of Liverpool dressing room bust up
Jason McActeer hopes a dressing room disagreement could provide Liverpool with much-needed spark
Jason McActeer has welcomed reports of a Liverpool bust-up after the Reds lost 3-1 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
The Reds surrendered a 1-0 lead after Dwight Gayle cancelled out Rickie Lambert’s opener before Joe Ledley and Mile Jedinak sealed a famous win for the Eagles.
You want to see some anger, some frustration and finger pointing because that could be the catalyst for the next game
And former Liverpool midfielder McActeer believes an exchange of heated works could provide Brendan Rodgers’s men with the spark needed to end four-game losing run.
“In my experience, when you’re in this situation as a player you can either hide or do something,” McActeer wrote in his SportsJoe column.
“There were rumours coming out of the dressing room after the game that there’d been a bust up and I kind of hope there was one. I hope there’s being fingers pointed, names called or accusations flying around. In my experience, a bust up could be the spark you actually need.
McAteer continued: “I was in a dressing room when punches were thrown and the manager sat back and let the players do it. It was the response he wanted and sometimes it’s a healthy response.
“You might think that’s not great, but as a footballer, you can need to see that. You want to see some anger, some frustration and finger pointing because that could be the catalyst for the next game.
“To go out and prove people wrong, to show you’re not a soft touch. You’ve got to go out and show character, to dig deep.”