Liverpool have just one trophy left to fight for this season, having been knocked out of the League Cup by Chelsea on Tuesday evening, and Zenden has told talkSPORT what has cost the Reds success.
Premier League and Champions League success was over early in the season, and the FA Cup is all that Brendan Rodgers can aim for with his Premier League runners up. Despite enduring a poor start to the campaign, a change in formation has brought form back to Anfield in recent weeks, and, with goals the only thing missing from Liverpool’s game now, the return of Daniel Sturridge could show a return to the performances of last season.
Considering the pressure on his head during the poor spell, Rodgers should be commended for bringing his much-changed squad to stability. Having lost Luis Suarez over the summer, the coach signed a host of new players, many of them young and with little experience of fighting for the title. Whilst this squad is now starting to play to its strengths, former Reds favourite Bolo Zenden has outlined their key weakness.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Zenden - who played for the Merseyside club between 2005/07 - said: “If you look at his team, there is a lot of youngsters, a lot of prospects. His average team the other day was 24 [years-old], I believe.
“It is a young team and when you look at the other teams they have a lot of experience in there. It is a different ball game if you have that [experience] in your team.”
Zenden also added that a trophy drought under Rodgers could cost the coach his job, having yet to win any silverware whilst coaching at Anfield.
He added: “Obviously the fans are far more happy now than they were at the beginning of the season, but Liverpool and the fans are always looking for the team not just to win games but to get themselves to a final and win a trophy.
“If there is a [trophy] drought it could start working against Brendan Rodgers.”