- 15-08-2012, 21:27 #4171
- 15-08-2012, 21:29 #4172
- 15-08-2012, 21:31 #4173
- 15-08-2012, 21:37 #4174
I think you're right about Spurs/AvB and Newcastle though - if we can settle into the way Rodgers seems to want to set us up and avoid major injures then we should get one of the top four places but I can still see areas in the squad where a single injury leaves us with big problems.
- 15-08-2012, 21:42 #4175
- 15-08-2012, 21:46 #4176
i think it will be interesting to see who flourishes under the new system. i can see someone like Henderson actually having a far better season (although he might struggle for games in a 4-3-3 with Gerrard, Lucas and Joe Allen(?) presumably favoured starters). Downing was so shite last year, i genuinely think we should have got rid of him.
what concerns me is that we are still lacking at least one winger / forward. goalie and back four are no problem (and I reckon we might see more of Coates this year). midfield trio fine - but up front is less clear. Suarez obviously; Borini will get games; who is number 3? Kuyt gone (god knows why - rodgers would have loved his work rate). i just keep seeing the name "Downing" popping up on the team sheet in my nightmares, and my heart sinks.
so i reckon we're one big signing away from having a chance at the top 4. we need a good winger / forward, or we will lack cutting edge and struggle like last year in games we ought to walk. otherwise, we might find Rodgers giving Andy Carroll a chance... and that might not be the worst idea as an interim measure. he might not be as mobile as some, but i would like to see him get a little bit of credit for his hard work towards the end of last season. at least give him a chance to work within the new system; he is a built-in Plan B, as well as being able to finish with feet and head.
anyway, my opinion pending further signing(s):
Johnson Skrtel Agger Enrique
Gerrard Lucas Allen
and until we sign another forward:
Borini Carroll* Suarez
*hopefully to be replaced by Tello, with Suarez moving into the middle and Tello on the left.
but in actual fact, I think he will play Downing just to torture me.
- 15-08-2012, 21:55 #4177
I honestly think Downing will come good this season and will thrive as part of a front 3 (although you nearly got a like for your tortured comment, in fact bugger it )
Carroll chased f*cking everything like an andrex puppy on Sunday and I certainly see a role for him in the starting 11 or as a big fella up front replacement to change a game. He showed pace he didn't seem to have last year and I genuinely think we are seeing a fully fit Carroll for the first time.
Can you tell I have been on the happy juice tonight
- 16-08-2012, 20:07 #4178
who the fuck is Oussama Assaidi? apparently we're signing him! from LFC site:
The 24-year-old, who has scored 20 goals in 68 appearances for Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie, will now undergo a medical at Melwood.
Assaidi has represented his native Morocco 22 times since making his international debut in February 2011.
One of the highlights of his young career came in a 6-2 win over FC Twente in 2010 when he scored a hat-trick and assisted the other three goals.
Check out the video of Assaidi in action below and stay logged on to Liverpoolfc.com for details of further developments.
- 16-08-2012, 20:09 #4179
- 17-08-2012, 18:34 #4180
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Suarez should play on the right of a three, like he does for Uruguay. He has scored one in every two internationally and created loads more. A couple more please Brenno and three points off Clarkey please.Mr Shankly's boots? I'm not fit to lace them.