Pretty sure Trent can do a job in MF, maybe a very good one. If Neco can't do a job at RB, then we need to sign a RB anyway in my opinion, more urgently than a midfielder, and it would kill that second bird with the one stone.
We have players that can play in different positions, but Trent is not one of them. England tried him in midfield recently against one of the pub teams in their group and by all accounts, it didn't work. So we can't risk it. The England coach can now use the failure of the experiment, to justify not picking him.
Yet I’m sure we’d all happily swap places with the Chavs who are ahead of us despite losing a game.
Unfortunately when you draw 40% of your first 10 games, a defeat doesn’t make a huge amount of difference because City have lost twice but are only 2 points behind us so I don’t look too much into unbeaten runs.
Arsenal went a whole season unbeaten but still failed to achieve a points total as high as what us and City have done despite losing games.
With having more options in defence than the midfield at the moment and the midfield looking vulnerable on days like today, we should’ve gone gone for Matip in place of Jones for 3 CBs and wing backs when it was 2-1. Trent and Robbo would’ve been an extra number to help out in the midfield without the defence being left too exposed. I know Klopp doesn’t like that formation but there’s a reason why we’ve conceded so many whilst Chelsea have conceded so few and that’s it.
After 10 games last year, we had conceded 16 goals. This year at the same point it's less than 1 per game. We haven't conceded many, in fact it's the third best defensive record in the league, despite 5 midfielders all in the treatment room at once.
Sure we'd all love to swap places with Chelsea, but we'd all swap places to face Newcastle and Norwich every week. In a very easy group in. Europe, 3 of their 4 games have finished 1-0. When they had to face City, they set up to nick a 1 goal win as they usually do, and lost. There will be more where that came from as the season goes on. All we can do is put ourselves in the position to take full advantage when the time comes.
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