Aldridge: In 50 years of going to Liverpool, very rarely have there been boos

The Reds icon has been discussing the unrest among the Anfield faithful.

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge says he has rarely seen boos around Anfield in 50 years of going to the ground, according to Sky Sports.

But boos did indeed ring out during a shocking performance from Brendan Rodgers' men against Carlisle United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night.

Aldridge is quoted as saying by Sky Sports: "I've been going to Liverpool for 50 years now, since I was a kid, and you very rarely hear boos ringing round the place.

"Unfortunately the last couple of games, against Norwich and last night at half-time and full-time, there was a very small section but it is something that we are not used to at Anfield.

"There is a lot of unrest with the fans with how things are going. Obviously you live and die by results as a manager so you have to take the flak and Brendan has to take the flak at this moment in time, which he is from all quarters."

Those Liverpool fans who aren't happy are entitled to feel that way. After all, football comes down to people paying money for a product. In several months at Anfield, Reds supporters have got nowhere near value for money.

And, to those who defend Rodgers because he came close to winning the title, if Liverpool fans were asked that year whether they would accept finishing second only to crumble to such depths as a 6-1 defeat at Stoke City and struggling to beat League Two Carlisle, what would the response be?

That said, whether you are for or against Rodgers, your mind is likely already made up. But, either way, the atmosphere at Anfield is not even close to how it once was - and something needs to change that.

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