Well, I think it is better to move this to the player thread or the jurgen klopp thread.Ever had a small chip on your car windscreen turn into a whole window crack when you next hit a speed bump or pothole?
Ever heard the phrase, straw that broke the camels back?
I'm sure you been close to the latter with me at times, but the point is that very small things can turn into much bigger problems.
Success and failure are two sides of a very fine line. You do everything you can to make sure you have no weak spots, no vulnerabilities, no chinks in your armour, because small things can be the difference.
Our defence has become much more vulnerable in January, since we've had defensive injuries. One weak spot has rippled out into the rest of the defence and indeed the team.
There is absolutely no doubt that Clyne is a better full back than Milner and Henderson. It's a real insult to him to say otherwise, when the lad is a specialist who has played for England there.
Milner really struggled against Palace and Henderson was unconvincing defensively against Leicester. Fabinho is clearly needed in midfield, given that the dropped points in January were when he didn't start.
Making do isn't good enough when we pretty much need everything to go right to win the league. Saying everything will be ok when everyone's fit is ridiculous when dropped points in the meantime could be the points that lose you the title in the final reckoning. Never mind that Gomez, Matip and Lovren have considerable injury prone histories.
You don't want makeshift full backs alongside ever changing central defensive partnerships.
Do people not realise what a huge monkey LFC has on its back? 29 years without a league title, one domestic cup in thirteen years, loads of near misses in the past decade that give very real examples of how an inch can be the difference between success and failure.
Allowing a player who'd played as well as he did against United, a player we'd paid for 15 months whilst injured and regaining fitness, to leave when we know so many of our defenders are injury prone, was totally the wrong move.
Saying the lad would be disruptive if kept against his will is an even bigger insult on his professionalism and respect for the club.
So you can mock those who say that Clyne being allowed to leave was the wrong move, with your facetious remarks.
But the reality is that we'd be stronger now if we'd kept him and it is not hindsight to say so, it was obvious at the time.