- Sep 25, 2012
I wasn't saying he couldn't work in the system.As I said Fernandes is a versitale player and under the right manager he can improve and play in several roles. Wijnaldum was absolutely the same example. When he signed for us people said that he can play only as a number 10 and can't see him do the right job as a number 8, but he did it. Henderson was not viewew as a player capable to fill the number 6 job, but under Klopp he became second best in the league, only behind Fabinho.
When we signed Mane everybody said that his best position is as a right winger and many fans doubted he can do it as a left winger when we signed Salah, but at the momen Sadio looks like the best lef wing in the world. Klopp promised to turn AOC into a very good central midfeidler, inspite of the fact that everybody including Wenger and Konte thought that his best position is on the left or the right side of the midfield. And I thin that Cahmbo is playing his best football in a Liverpool shirt.
And what about Milner as a left back...
It is oversimplistic to say that Fernandes can't work in Klopp's system, while there are enough examples to suggest the opposite.
Klopp can use good players in different roles in his system, mould them, improve them when they have the abilities and the necessary qualities plus mental strength.
You're opening was looking at his current performance. If he was playing for Klopp as a Klopp style number 8 he wouldn't be recording those numbers. He is recording those numbers because he is given free reign in their system, if Keita, Wijnaldum, Ox etc even Henderson were given that level of freedom then they've all shown ability to provide assists and goals.