Not sure where you all stand on the fans rumblings about current boss Jurgen Klopp. For me, I think it is nonsense to hear some fans want him out. Each to their own opinion though. The thing is, if you are one of the fans looking for Klopp’s tenure to end, may I just say – be careful what you wish for!! On this day 3rd October 2010 was a very dark day for me as a Liverpool supporter. Not only me but also so many thousands more no doubt. What happened on this day 7 years ago?
On This Day 3rd October 2010
Liverpool 1, Blackpool 2. As soon as I typed that score I paused and reflected on that day. A shudder went down my spine. This result and this era was without one of our darkest hours in one of our darkest periods. The Kop that day was a very depressing place to be.
In this particular game, Roy Hodgson’s reign as Liverpool manager hit a spectacular new low. A 2-1 home defeat to Ian Holloway’s Blackpool was a shock to many, but on the face of it, not totally unexpected.
Soon to be Red, Charlie Adam, and Luke Varney gave the Seasiders a comfortable, half-time 2-0 lead. A late, 82nd minute Sotirios Kyrgiakos header at the Kop end gave us some hope. But it wasn’t to be. As chants of “Dalglish, Dalglish” echoed around the stadium, it was clear that the fans had decided what they wanted.
The day started badly and ended even worse. There were protests against American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett before and after the game.
Even through the abject disappointment, Liverpool’s fans still showed their sportsmanship by applauding Blackpool off the pitch after their deserved victory.
The loss put Liverpool in the relegation places as we entered the international break. What a long two weeks that was.
For those that can stomach it, here are the highlights of that very disappointing game……
This game was another step along the beginning of the end for Hodgson. Virtually every game he would build up our opponents to the extent we thought we were playing Real Madrid every week. No disrespect to Northampton Town, but even Northampton. It was no surprise that they dumped us out of the League Cup that season at Anfield.
There didn’t ever seem any disappointment in defeat for our beleaguered boss. That doesn’t seem to only apply to his spell with us, but at every post he has had. Did anyone notice his beaming smile as he shook hands with Mourinho after Man Utd battered his Crystal Palace side 4-0 a few days ago. Do Palace fans want to see this? Being sporting is one thing, but at least show some passion for your own team now and then and look disappointed after you’ve lost.
So, as we have already said, remember this “On This Day 3rd October 2010” post next time you feel about venting your frustrations against our current boss. This was without doubt a bleak day. Look how far we have come forward since then. Have faith in Klopp. He will get us to where we want us to be if we show patience.