Roy Hodgson has more pressing concerns than seating arrangements
According to The Guardian, Mr. Hodgson was issued with the customary pass and seating normally reserved for scouts and previous England managers such as Sven-Goran Eriksson and Fabio Capello.
This, however, was not sufficient to gain entry into the dignitaries’ domain. Infuriated by the lack of respect shown to a former employee of the club, the England boss voiced his dissatisfaction at being declined admission.
Even after Anfield officials recognized their oversight and made amends by inviting Hodgson into the lounge, the olive branch was rejected.
Hodgson had an unflattering tenure at Liverpool following the mutual parting of ways between club and Rafa Benitez, with only 13 wins out of 34 games at the coveted helm.
Bad day at the office
Surmounting the administrative faux pas experienced by the aggrieved manager, ‘Woy’ as he is affectionately known in some circles, had to witness two of his possible starters Phil Jones and Glen Johnson leave the field injured.
Coupled with the omission of Wayne Rooney due to a gash to the forehead sustained in training, the in-form Daniel Sturridge is also under observation for a niggling thigh injury.
The injury list grows for the under-pressure gaffer ahead of two crucial world cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
Despite not accepting the belated hospitality of Liverpool’s VIP lounge, hopefully the former Reds chief was able to enjoy one more exhilarating game on Merseyside as Brendan Rogers’ boys held on for a nail-biting victory over United.
His selection process might have been made more difficult as a result of yesterday’s game, but the opportunity now arises for younger hungrier players to take their opportunity on the big stage and do the Three Lions proud.