Yours for £1m. Need to make room for Dean Saunders
- May 24, 2007
We’re you asleep between August and New Year? The number of fans who are using two draws to selectively erase everything that went before it - once more with feeling, the fourth best start in first division history - is simply astonishing.Very simply Liverpools best assets are the front 3 - and 3 (possibly 4 in Trent) of defensive unit. They are geared to play fast, fluid football at a high tempo. The moment the game slows down or the opposition park the bus - the front 3 are lost. There is no target man to hold play or give the option of aerial threat. They then rely on the midfield or wing/backs to help forge a path and make space for them. and this season that is more often than not lacking. The league position has now long flattered performance even though this is still our best chance of a title for many a moon.
Liverpools midfield this season is unbalanced, slow, ponderous and lacking any creativity at all. It is way too defensive minded and now it is experiencing injuries, the link between defence and attack has faltered to the point where teams we play against pose a greater attacking threat (even though they may see the ball less). Henderson is at best a squad player, Lallana is not fit for this type of football at all (he lacks both speed and any physical presence, Keita has huge potential but is posing more questions than answers. Liverpool need to get back to intimidating the opposition and provide ammunition for those front 3 quickly or I can see Man City overtaking them and leaving them in their wake. To do that they need a midfielder who can get hold of that ball and pass. Fabinho and Wijnaldum look to me the only 2 who are capable.
The idea that anyone is leaving anyone in their wake is fanciful. Man City won’t be doing that to us, and we won’t be doing it to them.