The Liverpool squad is not looking well balanced . You have Loris out with a broken hand. Then we also have a not so good left back , Moreno also injured with no able replacement except moving a box-to-box midfielder to this position as an emergency and thus vacating his other position. A temporary, emergency solution ? With the PL not yet even started and the transfer window still open? What is Jurgen Klopp thinking? Emre Can is an able holding midfielder but if he is injured who can replace him ably? I fear it its Lucas, he might give a free kick away crucially at 20-30 yards from goal. What’s worrying me is that the deadwood and those who need to be sold have NOT been sold leading to uncertainties and we cannot move forward. We are stuck with an excess of midfielders, not enough left backs and center backs and no real convincing striker after Studge and Origi and a lot of injuries before this season’s PL.
Matip is injured and Grujkic is concussed. Sakho still recovering with Danny Ings and Hendo coming back after a long time not playing. We cannot be confident in a team without an enforcer in the central midfield area.We only have Can in that very crucial area . Henderson is able but has not convinced. Yes he does score once in a while.
As far as our strikers go we have Sturridge and Origi which is acceptable but from last season and this pre-season, there is a lack of goals. Certainly many games in the first half under Klopp still remain at 0-0. Other strikers are Danny Ings who is just coming back from a serious injury and is not really a ball of fire and Benteke who is about to be sold . And Firminho flow hot and cold. When he’s hot he does get us over the finish line but I can still remember that horror combo of Firminho and Benteke in one of the game last season.
What else can I say about this squad . Klopp will need to be a miracle worker for LFC to win the league unless more fitting reignforcements are brought in . We are trying to league this season aren’t we? Or we just content finishing fourth? You see, I see a big difference in the thinking of Jurgen Klopp and those of Pep and Mourinho. The latter managerial duo can spend 100 million on a single player when with that kind of money we would have bought 10 players under Klopp who cannot make an impact but needs to “trained” and “developed”. What I mean is when we want results now, we need to get impact players. Just look at Ibrahimovic’s debut with Manure with that bicycle kick. If Klopp wants to develop players, and I am sure he has learnt this from his time at Mainz and Dortmund, we Liverpudlians may have to wait another 2-3 years before our players form a mature, cohesive team unit.
Let’s be honest here. We look at our squad in its current form and we look at Mourinho’s, Pep’s and Conte’s and can we really say we can win the league or are we only gunning for 4th place after all the above names? ARE WE REALLY READY FOR THIS SEASON’S PL?