Both Roy Hodgson, Liverpool Roster Must Step Up in Wake of Stunning 1-0 Loss to Wolves

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Things got even worse for Liverpool on Wednesday when they dropped a disheartening 1-0 decision to lowly Wolverhampton at Anfield.

Kevin Koczwara, who is an editor for The Soccer Guys Blog and is a NESN.com contributor, had this to say about the disappointing setback for the Reds:

"Roy Hodgson won't have an easy week after his Liverpool side dropped three vital points at home to Wolverhamption Wolves, 1-0. Wolves manager Mick McCarthy out-managed Hodgson, and his team outplayed a Liverpool side that looked to be in disarray. Hodgson will be feeling the pressure from the Reds' fanbase. Boos rained down on his side after an inexplicable defeat at the hands of the worst team in the English Premier League.

Wolves had the better game plan, and McCarthy's side worked hard for the three points. That said, Wolverhampton fans would have felt cheated if they didn?t walk away with some points. Stephen Ward's goal, his first in the Premier League, set the two teams apart, and the hard work and pressure paid off when he slotted his shot past Pepe Reina.

For Hodgson and Liverpool, the team and the club will need to rethink its plans with the transfer window arriving in a few days. The team lacked width and a real killer edge for much of the game. Hodgson?s side has lacked high pressure all season, and his forwards have looked out of sync. He will need to re-examine this strategy if he wants to keep his job at Anfield, while keeping his sights on the England job.

The Liverpool players will be the most disappointed with their performance; it was lackluster and disappointing. They need to now pick themselves up by their bootstraps and show the fans they deserve to wear the famed Liverpool kit. If any of the players want to play in Europe next season, they need to show they deserve to. There can be no more slip-ups."

Kevin Koczwara is an editor for The Soccer Guys. He can be reached at kevin.koczwara@thesoccerguysonline.com.

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