Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Modo, Jun 17, 2022.
Given the type of girl you like… being under them isn’t probably the best place to be.
The problem we have is that soon enough - if we are going to compete as we did last year - every game will be a crunch game and generally Klopp will play it safe with his selections if can afford to. I don't think he trusts the likes of Elliot and Jones just yet, although perhaps that will change a year on and with a good preseason.
There is very little room for slack in our team in general not just the midfield. But the midfield especially is a weak point and a long-term injury could potentially put us out of one or more competitions very quickly.
We did very well to keep our midfield fit for the most part last season but they're all one year older and off the back of a grueling 60 game season with another to come and a World Cup on top of it.
We're clearly happy to take a gamble when weighing up sticking with what we've got vs transfer market but let's drop the whole "oh it's fine, nothing to worry about" shtick and call a spade a spade - it's a big gamble.
Hopefully it pays off.
Hendo, Fabs & Thiago (I assume) are all going to be heavily involved in the WC. And all have a lot more miles in their legs and another year on the calendar after last season's workload. I think it's going to be too much to ask them to do it all over again. We need an Ox replacement who's capable of challenging for a starting spot.
We've signed Jay Spearing. So everything is fine in midfield.
Just seen that....I get the coaching thing, but the U23s must be utter shite to have him playing.
Maybe - but Thiago & Henderson aren’t guaranteed starters and the England players will be having a few weeks off if recent games are anything to go by.
Look, I’d like to see a new midfielder brought in, but I can also see the logic that it’s not an absolute necessity.
Milner & Ox won’t be here next season and Henderson will definitely not have the legs for it - so we’re definitely needing 1 or 2 next season.
Then your wife knows how I feel.
For me, we need a midfielder to plug the gap between the young and experienced midfielders, and offer an alternative if Keita and Thiago are out.
However if we're looking to move to a 4231 then it becomes less pressing due to Carvalho and Bobby taking the ten spot.
Difficult to call without knowing the set up. Pre season will be interesting.
Not sure about that. I think having an experienced pro to guide through the games can only be good for them.
And I assume he's a decent professional off the pitch as well (or why else would we have signed him), so that will also help set an example for the the kids.
Yeah I think it's an ace idea
On the plus side, it meant keita wasn't available for 66% of the campaign
I'm confused by this – the stats say % of minutes played, but description says he was "available for 34% of the campaign." Those are two different things!
Yeah, I think it misses the point that only three can play at any one time. Those stats aren't about availability