As all of us know, Liverpool has been struggling for goals this season. Don't they have quality strikers? Definitely they do. Then could be the reason? Kenny's Strategy is the reason if you ask me. Let me explain player-by-player here.
Lets start with Bellamy.
Bellamy started his 1st game after a long time since returning to Liverpool this summer of Oct 23rd against Norwich. He entered into the scoring ways immediately. But in the very next match, he was substituted. Consider this too - Craig came up with brilliant performance in the match against Newcastle on Dec 30th and scored twice. Then as usual, in the very next match against City, he was kept in the bench.
Now lets consider Gerrard.
Stevie put up a brilliant performance against Newcastle, coming on as a substitute, in his second game after recovering from injury. He too scored in that match and provided 3 excellent crosses to Carroll, but Andy failed to convert any of them. But in the very next match against Man City, Stevie was kept on the bench along with Bellamy.
The same thing happens with Maxi as well.
Maxi Rodriguez scored in both games against Chelsea in his two successive games with in the gap of 9 days - one in Premier League and the other in league cup. But kenny didn't allow him to start in his next match.
And finally Downing.
Downing has been playing extra-ordinarily well in the right-wing. Capello too using him in right-wing when he comes for international duty. But Kenny was using him as left mid-fielder in the 1st 12-15 matxhes.
Kenny wants to keep on rotating the players, but as it is not working out, he should go with the players in-form. Bellamy is in fine touch this season; he has more goals in his in name. But I don't know why Kenny has been starting with Carroll ahead of Bellamy. It is up to the strikers to help Liverpool to finish in the top 4. Suarez ban was a heart-breaker. Let we hope for a red-revolution, 17 games left, can Liverpool make use of it?