- Sep 25, 2012
Very good point. And as you say the problem isnt playing its what do we do if we lose players. Everybody but Suarez has adequate back up. Suarez could pick up a virus or food poisoning or drop an aftershave bottle on his foot or pull a hamstring in training.... We could lose Suarez a hundred different ways not involving this match, and we would be in trouble. Just maybe playing against the odds to play him too though. As for everywhere else on the pitch I do have faith in our depth and although wont be ideal if we pick up injuries I think we will cope.Our senior players should be capable of playing twice a week. Why else do we crave a return to Champions League? So that we can field our B-team in one of our almost-every-week-two-games? Nah.
If you look around all the participants in Champions League this season, they're playing to full strength - or close to it - in both games. It does require some depth to rotate the key players, but many are expected to play twice. it should be no different at Liverpool.
It may be the Europa League, but there's hunger in our players and fans, and we do need to perform here. It'll give us some amazing matches if we make it to the play-offs, where we'll be joined by the 3rds from Champions League.
The problem isn't that Suarez can't play twice a week. The problem is that he has no backup, so if he is unlucky, we are in serious trouble. Still, I'm sure if you ask Suarez, he'd tell you he definetely wants to play. He's just the kind of character that wants to play every single match.