- Apr 29, 2008
The problem with this thinking though is twofold (for me at least)The difficulty I have is with Van Dijk. While people talk about how injury prone Matip, Gomez, and Lovren are, we forget that Van Dijk was out for six month before he got here, and having Gomez and another belter (like De Ligt) on the books would enable us to give him a bit of rest every now and then. An injury to him could properly fuck us.
With my fantasy football head on, we sell Lovren and pick two from Van Dijk, Gomez and De Ligt, with matip as a fourth choice for the season (he can leave for free next summer).
The realist in me says is more likely we look at the 22 goals we conceded, conclude we can’t do much better, and stick with what we have.
1st - That De Ligt isnt anywhere near guarenteed to offer the solidity you and others are hoping he will in covering for VVD.
2nd - How does Klopp square making Matip fourth choice after the season he has had, only to make him give way to an incoming player - that doesnt appear to be within his coaching mantra.