December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013
December 3, 2013
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I honestly think Evans deserved maybe an A-..He was the pillar of our defense today and was everywhere.
But you gave Leno, who allowed 5 goals past him (although the defense had some liability) a C+... And you gave the same thing to de Gea. Maybe you could have put something like... just a plain B or no grade at all? I do agree he had barely anything to do though.
I really would like to know why you gave Evans a B+ and de Gea a C+ in United's game against Leverkusen...
Yeah, I missed the Fulham game. I have no idea what formation Rodgers went with. I've heard 4-3-3, 4-4-2, and 4-2-2-2. Which one was it?
karl, what did you think of that performance. Not great eh? Midfield looked pretty bad, and the formation obviously isn't working if Rodgers has to change it every time we fall behind. What do you think the lineup v. Fulham should be? Enrique over Cissokho now imo. Not because Enrique is going to fix much, but because Cissokho doesn't look like accomplishing anything. Midfield needs changing up. Obviously, over the winter, changes need to be made, but till then, we have a very tough run of games and we need to fix things. I think Allen should be given a go, he performed well in pre-season. I read Phil Thompson saying Agger should be played as a LWB. I don't agree with that much, but I think it couldn't hurt to play him as a DM v. Fulham. What would your formation/lineup be?
I know its a bit early but the international break has me bored and all the transfer rumor articles popped up. I know we've been linked with a bunch of names with Traore and Richards among others but I dont see many names linked with us for a DM. Everyone, myself included, thinks we need an upgrade over Lucas but I havent seen any names linked. Who would you like to replace him? And I know this might be a dream but what would your thoughts be if we offered the right amount of money and somehow convinced Pogba to join us? He's a great talent and it would certainly bother United fans. Aside from the DM though, where do you think we need strengthening and who would you like to get?
Definitely. He needs to get back fast, because watching Enrique figuratively makes my eyes bleed.
Not sure if you watch the U-21s much, but Aly Cissokho just played vs Spurs in the lads 5-0 win, and he did very well. I know it's just against a youth team ( a good one albeit) but he played exceptionally. His passing was great, he made several key interceptions, and excelled in every point Enrique lacks. Hopefully that gives Liverpool some stability at LB.
Are you blocking my comments from BR?
I was wondering what you think about Aly Cissokho? Liverpool seem to have signed him for depth at LB, but I was wondering what you think about him starting there? I'm not sure what your views on Jose Enrique are, but personally I feel that we need a left-back to replace him, as his inconsistency and passing are awry. Do you think Cissokho could be that player, or do you feel perhaps that he is best suited as backup for now?
Also, it appears that Liverpool have missed out on yet another marquee signing, in the form of Willian from Anzhi. He looks to have have snubbed us in a bid to work with AVB, and now it seems that Spurs are no doubt the favorites for 4th, and maybe more. It's not healthy to sulk around in former targets, so who do you think Liverpool should get?. Arda Turan apparently has a release clause of £20 million. I've never watched him play, so I was wondering if he could fill that gap on the wing. He is a Liverpool fan, so that might help, but he will be playing CL football with Athletico, something we cannot offer. Any players who you think Liverpool should pursue?