Long Time Nemesis™
- Sep 17, 2012
I don’t think we’re short of technical ability in midfield. If we do anything in midfield, I think it will be adding attacking guile where we struggled to break teams down.Doubt we'd risk it.
World class technical midfielder will be on our shopping list this summer. Got to be.
I think it’s a question of management.Then it's a question of ambition. I doubt we're lacking that
No, nothing was twisted. You just explained yourself better.My main point is being twisted a lot.
The midfield isn't troublesome, or dire..
It's hard working, incredibly energetic, very difficult to play against. I've got no reservations in our abilities in that sense and you can throw Milner in with Henderson too in that regard. They're both good enough and then some for those things.
But when it comes to controlling possession, and general technique, let's just say this side of their game isn't as strong as the other.
The game isn't always the same. Within 90 minutes we might be playing to control, or we might be playing to chase.
When it comes to controlling possession, we don't do it well and klopp has alluded to it plenty of times.
And really this is something you've got to face in the modern game. The likes of Bernardo Silva and de bruyne will chase and hustle as hard as anyone, AND have world class technique to go with it. That's the barometer in the league right now, fortunately for us.
Yea but the points total isn't a reflection of any one specific part of the team.Beside’s which, the difference between us and City’s world class midfield of can’t be bettered technical footballers was 1 point.
Oh and reading that again just made me think.. they could be having the exact same conversation on their boards about Kompany and you could parallel all the same back and forthYea but the points total isn't a reflection of any one specific part of the team.
That's like them saying they finished above us, so Van Dijk can't be much of an upgrade on Kompany...
Face 100% straight: Klopp understands football better than you.Of course they would, and klopp would have them in a heartbeat. Seriously, who do you think he'd turn away in favour of Milner and Henderson?
Keep a straight face while you type.
He's worked incredibly with what he's got, it doesn't means it's what he ultimately wants.
It's ridiculous to think a top class manager would hand pick those two to fill any role in a first choice midfield, from all of the talent in the world game.
He absolutely will have identified the lack of creativity and control in the midfield and he will know that of every area of our team, that's where we need more.
He will also know that this is the only area left where there's a big difference in strength between us and city
Having a go at Milner now. The best penalty kick taker I have ever seen!Personally I think if we do get deeper in quality in midfield, Milner is free to backup at fullback. Despite what I've said about his limitations as a first choice midfielder, he's a fantastic utility player
Henderson is the captain of the team in the CL final successive timesThe likes of Bernardo Silva and de bruyne will chase and hustle as hard as anyone, AND have world class technique to go with it. That's the barometer in the league right now, fortunately for us.
Oh come on this is an internet forum I can read the list in my own time. Just admit it you can not list any player better than Henderson!If a list of players better than Henderson will surprise you, it'll probably be past your bedtime by the time you're done reading it.
And i don't want to get you in trouble
Sell him?Anyone chatting shit about Henderson after the season he and LFC have just had is taking the fucking piss,if Klopp had to sell a midfielder then i think Henderson would be last on the list to sell,Klopp loves him so what does that say.
Let's buy Mbappe.
You're allowed to have your opinion here bud, but if you are going to sit on a high horse and say "mine is better than yours" people are not going to discuss with you. You attack, but ask others to not attack you and play victim. You dissent, but then get upset when others disagree with what you say. You're just difficult. I edited the length of your post for a particular reason,It's funny this convo... a bit surreal even. I remember when I originally signed up here, telling people he wasnt right for the midfield. No-one would have it then. Was pretty much thrown out... wasn't an option for discussion. Fast forward a couple of years and that opinion was universal.
Now, i believe anyway, people have got better-round syndrom
Make no mistake, whatever your feelings are on these two players, they're not proper replacement if someone like keita, fabinho or ox is out injured. Where keitas ability to turn and face play, or transition from defence to attack might mitigate to some degree fabinho being out, or Chamberlain s ability to break lines and transition through midfield to attack might mitigate keitas absence, neither Henderson or Milner can provide those two things specifically and our midfield becomes static and heavily reliant on the fullbacks to provide creativity.