Squad doesn’t need an overhaul, it needs its core players back and a break
We have competed with this current city side for 3 seasons, a side that many call the greatest squad of the PL era, with one of the best managers in history at the helm
This squad has competed with them, building up, then narrowly missing out whilst getting a points total that would set records in most seasons of football history, it then continues and adds the CL trophy, does it then drop off and feel sorry for itself? Does it f**k, it goes again and beats this fantastic City side by a massive margin to claim the league
That’s claiming a league for the first time in30 years, with the pressure that this club passes onto its players, the weight of the shirt, the weight of the history, the weight of the expectation, it finally gets there and wins that elusive league, on the back of being at a standard not seen really in history for 3 years running, 3 years where they didn’t let that pressure or the disappointment of just missing out get to them
Then it gets hit by a global pandemic, which not only robs them of the celebration of bringing that title back to Merseyside and the adulation they deserve but it also robs them of a proper break to recharge, it also robs them of the need to see their loved ones, the foreign players are worried about what’s happening in their home countries, yes it’s been hard for us but can you imagine not even being able to get back to your country ?
Look at the way the Brazilians are handling COVID, and people question Bobby and Ali not taking into account what mentally they could be going through
Then on the football side we have had injuries and injuries after injuries
So no it doesn’t need rebuilding, it like all of us just needs the world to get back to normal and then it needs a couple of new faces that all squads, even the best need every summer
This is one of the best squads we have ever assembled, one that deserves admiration and understanding not a rebuild
Good post mate, agree with you for the most part, the core of our squad is fantastic, but we have no back up, we have been lucky last two/three seasons with injuries, alas, this one is totally different, they have brought to light just how fragile our squad is, we simply do not have the quality of players needed to replace the first choice players if injured,
Adrian, not good enough, Neco has potential, Kabak, Davies, Matip, not good enough or unreliable, Tsimikas not seen enough of,
Ox, Shaqiri, not good enough, Jones has potential, Gini probably gone, Origi, I’ll drive him to the airport,
That’s seven players we need to replace with quality, not bang average or of a similar level, as I alluded to in another thread, we need a huge investment of funds and I’m talking mega millions, two would be in excess of £160m+
Your right in saying it doesn’t need a overhaul, so long as we don’t get any injuries, but look at how sh*te we have been with those injuries, fact is those who replaced our injured were simply not good enough and in fact are inferior to what we need, we need high quality players ready and able to step in and compete for places like for like with automatic choices,
Jürgen I hope will go to Micheal Edwards with a shopping list and tell him, not ask, get me these players if you want LFC to remain at the top table, get me these players that will bring us multiple titles & CL’s, we have a very solid core but we need to consolidate it by adding top quality individuals, Klopp will have his own list I’m sure but if it were me on my list would be......
Gravenberch, Grealish, Konate, Sancho, Haaland/Jimenez, Neves, ...
We need to have a plan ‘B’ and even a ‘C’ and have the ability to play different formations, the current system works unless hit by injuries or the buses get parked or both,
So out goes the deadwood and in comes the quality that we need, and the successes that they will bring.
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