You say "unbelievable" but your comments that our midfield defends..goes without saying, all midfielders are expected to defend at times. Nearly all successful teams teams since the 80's have FB's that bomb on being supported by 1/2 midfielders. Fairly basic stuff really.
I said with Fabinho now nailed on as the holding player with Hendo more advanced.I said he needs to be more influential. No secret that Hendo lacks a bit of imagination. I also said will our midfield be creative enough.By that I meant will they get those quick intelligent balls in a bit quicker to give the flair players a chance to get clear in a bit of space.
Creative, in the sense of seeing the pass early, a bit quicker and seeing runs a bit quicker. Don't think that is any surprise.All teams need to improve on that score.
I think that is one of the reasons Klopp is looking at Shag as a forward thinking creative midfielder rather than his staying wide. Nobody said we have no creativety. I alluded to that at times in mid we run out of ideas and end up playing it along the back 4..which in turn put Mo and Bob on the back foot a bit.
No, I said our midfielders are essentially defenders, a different thing entirely.
It's all very well sitting there saying we need x or y, but yet again, a poster fails to take into account some important things.
1) is our high line, where the 2 CB are in the opponents half, which means the play is very compressed, which means there is no room for threaded passes, and where the chances come from creating overloads in wide positions, which drags opposition players out of the middle. This can also be exploited by switching play quickly to the other flank.
2) is the fact tht in many games Henderson is not really "more advanced"; he just ppers to be becuse we are playing so high. His primary responsibility, like Gini or Milner is to drop in behind the FB. Henderson does this on the right (gini or Milner on the left)
When the play goes down the left, Henderson is free to push up a bit more, and come more central.
The same applies to Gini or Milner on the left.
3) It's a completely different system to the "full backs bombing on" 442 of old, and is obviously far from basic if you can't understand that, because they don't "bomb on", they are attackers.
Teams have a set number of attackers and defenders for optimum play.
Our system has 3 forwrd attackers, 2 FB's and sometimes an extra midfielder if the other team have been pushed deep enough.
So normally, 5 defenders, and 5 attackers, occasionally, 6.
4) The high line we play allows us to dominate possession in the opponents half, win the ball back early and quickly, and create chances through sustained pressure.
If you really think that our system is in any way similar to the 442 with attacking FB's then you re completely wrong.
This is very basic stuff, and yet you don't seem to understand it.