‘Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers doesn’t know what he’s doing’
Micky Quinn criticises Brendan Rodgers's team selection for Basel draw
Brendan Rodgers doesn’t know what he is doing with his Liverpool side, according to Micky Quinn.
The five-time European champions made a premature exit from the Champions League after the Reds failed drew 1-1 with Basel at Anfield on Tuesday night.
And former Newcastle United forward Quinn, who is a lifelong Liverpool fan, criticised Rodgers’s team selection for the stalemate with the Swiss side.
“There are too many changes every game. We’re a third of the way through the season and Brendan doesn’t know what his team is,” Quinn told talkSPORT.
“I was very surprised with the team last night [against Basel]. He thinks he can just put players in who have been out for two or three games and they can just pick up the thread and the tempo of a Champions League game, with the example of that being Jose Enrique.
“He’s gone from not giving Rickie Lambert any game time at all to playing him for five games in a row because of injuries. Lucas hadn’t had a sniff and then he played against Real Madrid and hasn’t missed a game since.
“With the pressure building on Brendan Rodgers, I don’t think he knows what he’s doing, I really don’t.”
Quinn added: “Look at that set-up last night for a Champions League game at home knowing you’ve got to beat Basel. No width, no pace up front, no creativity. I was very surprised with the team selection.
“The team weren’t good enough in the Champions League – it was tedious at times – and have been a million miles away from last season.”