- Apr 5, 2011
You are underrating Fabinho there. Even Henderson has been underrated for years in that respect. I understand people wanting hard-working players as opposed to our lazy bunch this season, but we'll still need better players while in possession. Last night wasn't just about Liverpool outworking us and punishing our mistakes, they were also very good in possession and we couldn't get near them. Players like Laimer and Phillips would made make us more combative, but neither would control games for us with their passing to the required standard, nor would Fred.I'd fill the midfield with energy. Energy, energy, energy.
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You look at Liverpool's midfield and, apart from Thiago, who we saw a masterclass from yesterday, they haven't got any you'd say would stand out on the ball. Primarily, their creativity comes from the full backs and forwards. Unfortunately, our full backs are nowhere near the same standard as Liverpool's. Can add forwards to that too, altough if we had that midfield behind them, they'd probably get a bit more freedom, which as a result, could add to their attacking output.
I just think we need to be hard to play against. That's the foundation of any challenging side. The midfield above, whilst not as creative as would (should) make it very hard to play against.