While all true .. Achterberg has survived 4 (? Was he around with Rafa? That would make it 5) regimes now. Not saying he’s responsible for the shiny cars breaking down - but he must have some pretty powerful backers at FSG.I realize I’ve been railing about this for years, but it bears repeating.
Liverpool are doing the equivalent of buying nicer and more expensive cars, taking them to the same shady mechanic, and blaming the car when it breaks down. I hope Alisson can survive Achterberg.
Agreed, but I don't know if we'll see Henderson & Fabinho together absent injury problems. That would be a really defensive line up. I think Wijnaldum is much more likely for his box-to-box play. But it's an interesting decision for Klopp - Henderson is the oft-injured captain. Will Fabinho take his role? And if so, how soon?
Henderson has had a really interesting career trajectory. At Sunderland he was young attacking kid that served as the fulcrum of their offense. He was involved in a ridiculous percentage of Sunderland’s attacks and passing; it was those stats that convinced Comolli to buy him for a seemingly high £20m. When Rodgers came in, he slid Henderson back into a #8 role to partner with Gerard in a very defensive #6 role. Now Klopp has pushed him even further back to the base of the midfield.Wasn't Henderson originally more of a box-to-box guy but forced into a more defensive role because there was nobody else capable? I think both of them playing together will be fine especially with the offensive capability of the forwards. Maybe Fabinho as cover will allow Henderson to be more aggressive and creative.
These teams played a few years ago at Yankee Stadium and the grass they laid over the infield dirt kept giving way. Now they have them across the river and the field is torn up from a Taylor Swift concert.Wouldn’t mind a Salah cameo but they might be cautious with the pitch looking like shit
They’re going to need it. Last year the front line only really dealt with Mane’s hamstring early on and then the front 3 stayed remarkably healthy. Rotating more will definitely help keep everyone fresh, especially following a World Cup.This team is soooooooo deep.