07 Mar 2017 19:40:53
Who I think should be replaced and by whom. Feel free to disagree
Moreno-tierney or Robertson
Stewart and lucas- goretzka
Obviously sell the fringe players like markovic etc but possibly give Flanagan a chance as a back up. Give him a shot at centre back. Cards wasn't a fan favourite until 2005 when he was what 26? He was regularly rotated with hyypia and henchoz. Again just my opinion not what I think klopp will do.
07 Mar 2017 19:47:36
Flanno at CB? He's barely 5 ft 9.
07 Mar 2017 19:56:44
Like Sturridge, I reckon Flanno will never be able to recover his form when it comes to his injuries. Perfect example is a player like Rob Jones. In my opinion one of the best attacking fullbacks England could have ever had. Injuries got the better of his career, unfortunately.
There is one moment I will never forget about Flanno, the tackle he made on Soldado years ago. The Spanish striker was introduced to the Premier League in fine fashion.
What a pity things have turned out the way they have for Flanno. Had really high hopes for him.
07 Mar 2017 19:59:54
Carragher not cards, damn spell check again.
07 Mar 2017 20:05:04
Not that it matters a great deal, but Flanagan is actually 5ft11 which is the same height I believe as Kolo Toure, taller than Puyol/ Mascherano etc.
Not saying I think he will be good at centre back (I actually think he is better in defensive midfield) but this ridiculous emphasis on height with English people is laughable. Saw some one moaning about Pickford being only 6ft the other day (he is actually 6ft1 but there you go) . To put that into context, he is the same height as Shay Given and 1 inch shorter than Pepe Reina!
Really does baffle me. Just goes to show why Shearer and Sherringham for in the national ahead of Fowler at a time when he was better than both of them combined.
07 Mar 2017 20:12:00
And Soldado never played a good game in England ever since. Even Sterling is still having fits about how he got dumped by Flanno and stayed well away from him in that City game last season. Loved Flanno since his debut and that great goal vs Spurs will live long in my memory.
07 Mar 2017 20:12:45
I cannot see us moving Clyne out in the summer all though I agree he offers practically next to nothing. Piererra could play on both flanks I guess which will be a bonus. But he will primararly occupy the left back spot.
07 Mar 2017 22:19:47
Tbh I think if flanno did come back to the squad he finds himself behind Trent Alexander Arnold whom i think and expect to be our next right back after Clyne.
08 Mar 2017 09:09:00
Taa is what we need, fast, good at the back and going forward, great delivery.
08 Mar 2017 08:58:59
Flanagan is a lovely lad. A local guy and would probably play for the club on free. If you take out these things he is a very average player.
08 Mar 2017 10:17:37
Pickford is 1.85m which is under 6' 1" MK, which is too short as far as I'm concerned. Notwithstanding that, he's nowhere near a top class keeper and never will be, he looks all at sea on crosses and has no presence in the goal, you judge a kneeper on the types of goals he concedes and not a highlight reel of dives from match of the day or YouTube. Have a look at the three goals he conceded against Everton, that's the standard for him and demonstrates that he's not an upgrade on anyone currently on our books.
08 Mar 2017 10:19:27
They all need games to build up stamina.
I think they call it being match fit.
If your not up to scratch then another injury is guaranteed.
Flanno hasn't got it in his locker to hold back, he will give it all but that always runs the risk of injury.
The difference between the stamina and toughness required from u23 to 1st team is huge.
When Flanno gets his chance he will take it and try to impress because he is quality.
08 Mar 2017 11:49:45
Migs - Butland.
Lucas - Leandro Paredes
Lovren and Sakho - a decent defender.