Eriksen will be in the role McTominay played and FDJ in the position Fred played.Think it’s quite clear how he’s thinking of setting up this season after these 2 games, particularly in the build up. You could see Fred dropping into LCB of a 3 often today, which will be De Jong’s role, Martinez central and one of Lindelof Varane or Maguire to the right. My opinion is he’ll use Eriksen as the sixpence (to quote Mike Bassett), an extremely tidy player to always be available for the ball off these 3 in a similar way Rodri is for City (albeit different in their defensive duties). I’d imagine that Ten Haag believes this can work should we lose possession as one of the full backs will always be tucked in, depending on which side the ball is on.
After years of us struggling to get the ball out from defence, we now have a player who can beat players from deep (presuming he signs), a CB who has a great passing range and can playmake from the back, and a central midfielder available to take the ball who’s extremely tidy and unnerved in possession. These 3 signings should transform us.
Not just slow in pace as seen last season and against Melbourne. But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and judge him when the season starts proper. My guess is that Varane will be the better partner for Lisandro when fit.It seems that EtH favours a defensive high line and Maguire is too slow for that.
We saw it yesterday again.
It's unfortunate that Bailly goes from genius to shite in the same matches!!Not just slow in pace as seen last season and against Melbourne. But let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and judge him when the season starts proper. My guess is that Varane will be the better partner for Lisandro when fit.
Hence why we are aiming for Antony I guess.Could do with another attacking player, alls it takes is an injury to rashford/martial or sancho and we’re having to play Elanga who I don’t think is up to the standard at first team level. Could do with another right winger, sancho is comfortable there but if he’s injured, rashford and martial ain’t as good there, also when rashford isn’t in form we could switch sancho to the left and play the new right winger.
No? Liverpool got quite a few chances against the first half defence.Nevertheless the defence looked much better last match. We always look shaky and all over the place when Maguire is playing. There is clearly an issue there. Whether Ten Hag can fix it or not is the big question.
I think it's better that they go on loan. Consistent football is much better for them right now I think.Zidane and Savage partnership is looking very promising. They are always mostly at the right place at the right time, they are calm in possession, can pass, can defend, press resistance and strong. They have all qualities you look for in a midfielder.
Not getting carried away but I really hope they get in the squad regularly this season.
No doubt, or at least give a hint about what he is ready for in terms of developmental trajectory. I was asking a poster what he based his high hopes for Fish on, as I’ve only ever seen him play like two halves for the reserves.Good chance to see if he’ll sink or swim.
saw a couple of youth games. Looked confident and calm on the ball. Trying to work out who he reminds me of but it was someone good from way back. Maybe Ronny Johnsen. Agreed it's not much to go on, but we never do these days. Truth be told, who knew a great deal about some of the Class of 92 other than SAF? The only one I'd seen anything of - and could tell there was star quality - was David BeckhamBased on what?