He was quite good in the youth team but always a little slow and couldn’t beat players. He would have needed a big evolution to make it as a top player for us. Seemed to go downhill when Januzaj started making initial strides. They were both too good for the youth team and started taking the piss.Wasn't Pereira considered quite the prospect a few years ago? Why hasn't it gone to plan?
You don’t need world class players no, but you obviously need decent players. Mata, Fred and Perreira are clearly not up to it.We have a set of midfielders that could and should follow simple tactics. You don't need world class players in midfield to look cohesive. See Wijnaldum and Henderson. Both were being laughed at before Klopp took over. You need a coach who will teach them how to play. If you leave a player to his own devices in midfield, he'll look like a fool, unless you're a Pirlo, Scholes, Xavi who have a natural gift at doing the right thing at the right time. We have two average midfielders who'd do decent job if coached properly -- that is what I'm saying.