- Sep 13, 2015
Trent said Zaha is the hardest player hes had to play against 1 v 1. Hes played against a few good unsas well.Lallana and Milner will surely be moved on either next summer or in 2020, and I agree with you there.
That said, £150 on Zaha and Neves??!? That's nonsensical..
First of all, Zaha. Presumably about half of the £150 would be spent on him. Is he really a £75m player? I don't think so, not even close. He's the prototype of a Match of the Day player - looking good for a handful of games, and then going missing. That's fine for a bottom half club, but not at a top club where every game matters and every poor performance scrutinised under a microscope. The argument that players improve playing with better players was thrown around for the likes of Rickie Lambert, Balotelli, Danny Ings, et al, showing painfully that not all players become "better" simply from being surrounded by others who are better - in fact, they may even drag the team down to their level instead.
Secondly, Klopp seems to like to play with a tall aerially strong No.6, dating back to Dortmund when he had Kehl as his No.6. The signings of Fabinho and Keita suggests that he won't be looking for another deep "controller" type, but rather that he is looking for more mobile and dynamic players than Neves. That isn't to say that Neves isn't "dynamic" at all, just that he tends to spread the ball to the wings more than he looks to turn and run with it himself. Moreover, if there was any interest in Neves I'm sure Klopp would have signed him already, surely before he headed to Wolves in the Championship.