- Oct 3, 2010
John Houlding.... just to see his face on what became of Liverpool and Everton.
My problem with Gerrard is that his best seasons he was starting out wide and drifting in, similar to Mo, but not as far forward, so you then need to ask the question, do you split the current front 3 to bring in Stevie, or do you drop Hendo and play him in the midfield knowing how key Hendo is to keeping the balance of the team with his work rate and selflessness?Love Bobby but Suarez would score the same number of goals he did in THAT season and he would help Sadio and Mo score 10 more goals each.
How else could we improve this team? How about an complete midfielder with goals in him? Gerrard in his prime would also take this team to another level.
Only players who played after the turn of the millennium mate and Gerrard is seen as a given.No Gerrard or Barnes! Keegan? So has to be Fowler, no sorry Saurez, no fowler well Saurez or Fowler.
How much time have I to dwell over this?
If we hadn't VVD perhaps Hypia.
Oh I can't make my mind up.
If we take passion for the club Kuyt, Crouch (how deserves a sniff anyway just for the way he carried the forward line by himself for a short while), Sakho (I bet he regrets his 'attitude').Only players who played after the turn of the millennium mate and Gerrard is seen as a given.
For me it would have to be Suarez but I say that with a heavy heart, the man was a complete ***, we’ve had players since the turn of the millennium who genuinely loved this club and bought into everything it means, look at Danny Agger, at a time when this club looked like a busted flush and players were heading for the exit door left, right and centre his response to being heavily linked with a move to Barcelona (and a Barcelona when Messi et al where in their prime) was to say I never want to leave and to get YNWA tattoo‘d across his knuckles. An incredible show of loyalty.
Im a Scouser, you often hear people go on about how important it is to have local lads in the team, I don’t buy into that, Danny Agger is from Denmark but there are people born in Mill Road hospital and who grew up on Breck Road, people who supported Liverpool all their lives who wouldn’t have reacted like that given the state this club was in at the time and given Barca were playing football from the Gods.
Suarez on he other hand threw a complete strop slagging off the owners/manager on Uruguayan radio and acting like a big kid in Melbourne (refusing to celebrate with team mates etc) when the club had the temerity to block his move not to Barcelona, Real Madrid or AC Milan, no, he kicked off when JH blocked his move to Arsenal, one of our direct rivals.
The man was a complete mercenary, his nickname pistolero was very apt because he was nothing but a hired gun, Shankly talked about loyalty, well to Suarez loyalty was something that came at a price, you bought his loyalty.
Mercenary or not though he was so good it would be impossible not to pick him. Right up there with the best players ever to pull on a red shirt for me and I go back a long way.
Hendo won’t be remembered as one of the truly great individual players but he’s going to develop into a club icon that’s an absolute given, for a start just look at the trophies he’s lifted, you cannot lift the League title and European Cup as club captain and not be smiled upon by history. The fact that he was man that lifted our first title in 30 years will just add to his aura.If we take passion for the club Kuyt, Crouch (how deserves a sniff anyway just for the way he carried the forward line by himself for a short while), Sakho (I bet he regrets his 'attitude').
For what we could do with right now perhaps Alonzo?
However Suarez and Fowler really did the business but who would they replace?
I still feel the players we missed most where Reina, Hyppia and Agger however we have that sorted now thanks to Edwards and Klopp (and perhaps the owners for putting up the money).
It's funny how people talk about 'loyalty' yet have discarded Hendo for so long. Ok not the most attractive footballer to watch but he gets the job done and is here because this is where his loyalties lie.