Stormy start for Roy Hodgson as first Liverpool match is beaten by the weather

17 July 2010 06:01
New manager Roy Hodgson will have to wait to take charge of his first Liverpool game after Saturday's pre-season friendly was postponed.[LNB]The Reds tour match against against Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal was called off just before kick off due to a waterlogged pitch in Austria.[LNB] Wet, wet, wet: Ground staff attempt to remove water from the pitch[LNB] A large part of the playing surface was under water despite the efforts of the ground staff and the referee deemed the pitch unplayable after a pitch inspection.[LNB]It means Roy Hodgson will have to wait until Wednesday for his first Liverpool game when Swiss side Grasshoppers provide the opposition.[LNB] Stormy start: New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson waits for news with his players[LNB] Liverpool boss Hodgson is cold- shouldered by wantaway MascheranoLiverpool hit new low in Europa draw as they face a trip into the unknown[LNB] [LNB]  

Source: Daily_Mail