- May 5, 2017
Same here, been saying that for a while in this thread.
He's a brilliant player & would be a perfect fit for us, he would make our team a lot stronger, people go on about Kane & Son and rightfully so but he's the one that makes Spurs tick.
He used to mention about wanting to play in Spain although that was some time ago, if there was any chance he'd want to come here we'd surely have to go for it?
So where does Fekir come into the team. If whatever happened in the summer hadn’t happened he’d be at Anfield. Eriksen would be a fantastic Fekir replacementSo Eriksen (or any other new AM) would get the number of games Lallana played in this season. 8 games most of them from the bench (I think). Whose game time would Ox take? Shaqiris? Is Shaqiri happy with the number of games he is playing at the moment? Or does he deserve a bit more?
The success of Shaqiri as a CAM + Firmino also being used there does mean we don’t need another CAM.
Things change.So where does Fekir come into the team. If whatever happened in the summer hadn’t happened he’d be at Anfield. Eriksen would be a fantastic Fekir replacement
It has been said previously by many that Shaqiri was being purchased along with Fekir not instead of Fekir.Things change.
Shaqiri was signed after the whole Fekir affair and has proven to be an excellent player whilst in recent weeks Firmino has proven he can play there to a very high level. The #10 position is one of the last positions we need to buy for now, IMO.
Whether that was true or not is unimportant now, on the evidence of this season.It has been said previously by many that Shaqiri was being purchased along with Fekir not instead of Fekir.
Thanks for the info. Might be a good fit for our needs then. Just a question of if he has high enough quality.@Anfield rd Dreamer Timo Werner definetely no CF pushed out wide. He started his career at Stuttgart as a winger. He is still being used as a winger at Leipzig from time to time. At the world cup he admitted that he sometimes struggles against deep defending teams and then prefers the wing.
Thanks for the info. Might be a good fit for our needs then. Just a question of if he has high enough quality.
For more information go to the Timo Werner thread
Seen that comparison but from what I can tell it seems a bit unfair. Werner has played a lot more as a forward whilst Mane has played a lot more as a provider. The roles haven't quite been the same and out of context could be misleading. I'm sure he's probably good enough, seems a good fit and is still a young and improving player. I'm just going to reserve full judgement till I know a bit more.For more information go to the Timo Werner thread
Sessegnon is only 18 will turn 19 in May. He’d be a great player to have as a Mane back up and isn’t Moreno which helps at LB.Ramsey won't really be free, he'll want a big wage and a signing on fee.
Is Sessegnon really any good? He looks like a hype job, so much hype last season, the times I've seen him this season he hasn't impressed at all, he'd still cost a good 30/40 million too & for what really? Potential & warming the bench?
Zaha's quality but I'm not so sure that's true anymore. There are some really good wide players outside the top 6 - Richarlison, Pererya, Anderson and Fraser come to mind.Wilifred Zaha
Absolutely top notch, I'd go as far as saying he's arguably the best player outside the top 6 and one of the best wingers in the league not to mention blistering pace to suit our swift attacking play.
Stick Mane back on the right, Firmino in the 10, Zaha on the left and Salah up top.
Even if the untried kid is a better footballer? We'd never have given Trent or Gomez a chance if Klopp was as conservative as this and we'd still be playing lesser footballers in their stead.For me it's concerning to see us reducing the squad size at this point of the season.
Players like Clyne, Moreno, Origi and Solanke are limited, but put any of them in our best 11 and they do a good enough job versus an untried kid.
The difference between us and City is the depth of our squad and in particular in the forwards.
Reducing what depth we have and not adding any extra quality up top, is not what a club looking to cement its advantageous position should be doing.
The squad is getting too light.Even if the untried kid is a better footballer? We'd never have given Trent or Gomez a chance if Klopp was as conservative as this and we'd still be playing lesser footballers in their stead.
It wasn't long ago that you didn't consider Solanke as a 'senior option', yet 0 minutes later and suddenly he is? There's a good chance Brewster offers as much as Origi or Solanke straight from the go IMO.
The only players to have left so far are Clyne and Solanke and they have 200 minutes of football between them in our first team this season.
I doubt we'd sign BOTH Sessegnon and Kelly. They'll know that Robertson is going to be tough to supplant at LB and won't want to be competing with him AND each other. Either one would be a good signing though.Looking at the squad as a whole, We are pretty close I think. I'd like the following;
Wilson coming back from loan to be back up for Salah on the right. If he doesn't or moves on we need a wide forward who can play no.10 to come in.
- Forward - Werner (depth for the front line and someone who can play alongside or in place of Firmino)
- Defender - Kelly (left back depth as Moreno will leave and can learn from Van Dijk as center back)
- Forward / Defender - Sessegnon (primarily back up for Mane on the left but can play left back against weaker teams where we will have a lot of the ball)
TAA - Gomez - VVD - Robertson
Gini - Fabinho
Salah - Firmino - Mane
- RB Cover - Gomez, Milner, Fabinho
- LB Cover - Kelly, Milner, Sessegnon
- CB Cover - Matip, Lovren, Kelly
- CM Cover - Henderson, Keita, Milner
- FW Cover - Shaqiri, Wilson, Sessegnon, Brewster
One plays center back as well.I doubt we'd sign BOTH Sessegnon and Kelly. They'll know that Robertson is going to be tough to supplant at LB and won't want to be competing with him AND each other. Either one would be a good signing though.