01 Jan 2017 14:49:11
Right I was an advocate of we don't need to buy anyone this summer.
But I'll be honest if Henderson's heel injury is as bad as last time (I'm taking rest of the season), then I think we should bring someone in this window.
Stewart and Emre are fine but they cannot do what Henderson does and we saw yesterday once Hendo went off our midfield lost its shape and looked more penetrable.
Then again I'm not sure who's out there that's available and can do what Hendo does as he is a class player.
01 Jan 2017 14:57:49
But if we buy somebody who has all those attributes, what happens when the captain is fit again? Short to mid term injury doesn't free up space in the squad for a new first team player,
On the other hand, if Lucas goes and Henderson is long term out.
01 Jan 2017 15:10:20
Can was exposed playing that deeper role when Hendo went off. He doesn't have the discipline or positional sense to play there. Stewart is a true DM just like Lucas and Klopp plays with someone who is better on the ball.
We ll have to wait to see the extent of his injury.
01 Jan 2017 15:12:58
Stewart has proven he is a classy back up. If Hendo is out for a few games, no problem. If Hendo is out for the season, we perhaps need to adjust the system slightly to suit the players who are fit. Simple really. Nothing stopping us going 4-2-3-1 with Wijnaldum and Stewart/ Can in front of the back 4.
Don't panic lads. We have quality, and in depth.
01 Jan 2017 15:23:24
Stewart is brilliant on the ball Harry. Some of his forward passing is excellent and he used to occassionally play on the wing as a youth player, such is his quality on the ball. He probably doesn't have the same range as Hendo. For example, I can't see him hitting many raking diagonals. However to say he is just a pure defensive player is just offensive and frankly wrong. He is the perfect back up. This for him is his chance to nail down the position and make Henderson fight to get back in.
01 Jan 2017 15:28:21
I would love Dele Alli! Still can't believe we didn't go all out and get him. Only 20 years old, Liverpool his boy hood club. Still hopeful.
01 Jan 2017 15:30:07
We're overrun with players.
01 Jan 2017 16:59:03
Okay fair enough fellas.
You're probably right. I'm panicking a bit. I think Henderson is just so key to how we play that I'm worried our style will suffer and results too without him.
01 Jan 2017 17:43:35
Well MK, I take your words on Stewart. In that case he should be picked ahead of Can. Don't you think so? Stewart should have been on the pitch when Hendo was taken off yesterday!
01 Jan 2017 18:07:54
Was Stewart on the bench Harry? I genuinely don't know!
01 Jan 2017 18:15:03
Exactly my point. Klopp would prefer Can in that role in case Henderson needs to be taken off. Stewart only occupies the bench of Can is out with an injury. Since we don't play with specialist the first three pick remains Hendo, Wiji and Can.
01 Jan 2017 22:12:14
Stewart dribbles a little too much sometimes and is prone to get tackled in our defensive third.
02 Jan 2017 00:40:09
If you have lucas on the bench there is no need to carry stewart as well. And can offers more dynasim to the team in a variety of midfield roles that benefit coming off the bench vs what you would bring steeart on for, which is purely to shut up shop. But Lucas covers that role too.