- Sep 25, 2012
As @redfanman says above Klopp has a strong record of converting wingers with limited or even no defensive capability into full backs. Even Robertson wasn't good defensively at Hull, people still lazily say it about Trent when it hasn't been true for awhile. I just wouldn't rule it out. I think a lot of the issues with Lewis is also to do with athleticism and physicality too but Wilson has played a whole season in the league fine. Keep in mind I'm only suggesting that IF he is around in the squad next season and Robertson is missing for a bit then against teams who arent going to be attacking us as much (10 behind the ball etc) it might be better for us than Gomez (overkill defensively and not as much of a help offensively) or a tiring Milner who isn't as athletic as Robertson and Wilson any more.They do need to be able to defend though, and Wilson can't. If you just want a technical left footer then Adam Lewis is the answer, but he can't defend either. Angelino is one of the most technical full backs in the game but even Bald Pep didn't want him at City.