Not one for questioning Jürgen’s team selection’s in this fragmented campaign, however, on Saturday we come up against a opponent where we really will need to have Hendo or Fabinho, preferably both in midfield, we know this is unlikely to happen but we could play Hendo there, but, that will mean playing the two newby CB’s, or one with Phillips, in a really fraught derby where Blueshite will be particularly up for it, so does Jürgen twist or stick ?
In hindsight we could have played the two Newby’s a couple of games back to allow them time to adjust and get used to the system, with Hendo in front of them, he could have guided them through their teething issues, and be now more ready to face N-everton, so now we have a problem, a problem compounded by being without Jimmy Milner who would have been ideal for this game,
What would you do ?
We can’t play Thiago, not against this lot, like Brian alluded to, he’d be lucky to last the first half, we really can’t play Chambo there either because he’d get steam rollered, Gini & Jones are hardly your Souness & McMahon’s are they so where can we instill some steel, only answer is moving Hendo forward and play Gini & Jones either side, and pray,
So unless we have some miraculous recovery from Fabinho or indeed Millie we are really struggling to field a strong midfield, so our options are very much limited, we don’t have much of a choice so I think Jürgen will play the same side from last night, but if it were me I’d go thus......
Trent Phillips Kabak Robbo
Gini Hendo Jones
Salah Firmino Mane
Typical derby, tight as f**k but, if we can get our passing and movement up a notch or two from last night, I can see us grabbing all three points, expect plenty of blood & thunder from Pickford and his fellow thugs,
LET’S FUCKIN DO THIS REDMEN ! !
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