Neil was joined by Mike Nevin, Kristian Walsh, Steve Graves and Sheila Coleman as they look forward to the Southampton game and chat with Sheila about the latest information from the IPCC in light of the weeks latest disclosures.
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So much for battering them ;-(
Anyone else feel like we need to drop this Lucas + Gerrard geriatric-like club? Maybe bench Steve for mid-table sides and bring him on at 60, and roll him out for the big games where he likes to turn up. Rodgers doesn’t have the gonads to drop his captain, though.
Mingolet saved the embarrassment of being stuffed at home, Reina would have let some of those in, but please work on his foot skills so he doesn’t drop players in it with his slow/poor passes.
Studge was seriously selfish from poor positions, a sign of desperation or lack of trust in those waiting unmarked in the box?
Aspas – what a fucking awful signing. I thought he looked sharp and likely to bag a few based on preseason, but fucking hell, he really is a steaming heap of poo!
At least we have points on the board after some seriously giant pantaloon performances. No pressure on Suarez then!
The problem with the Lucas-Gerrard pivot is that none of them can receive the ball under pressure from the back and turn around and pass to begin the attack. Here is where Joe Allen can be useful, due to this limitation the pass from the keeper has to be to the fullbacks or Agger because Skrtel simply refuses to receive the ball. What Southampton did was they left Skrtel alone and pressed everyone else and due to that we ended up in trouble far too often at the back. What we need is a DM like Allen in place of Lucas to accompany Gerrard because he is great in spraying passes while facing towards goal.But then the problem arises that Allen is not that good defensively, so its a catch 22 for Rodgers . Southampton have got an ideal double pivot in Wanyama and Schneiderlein for a system that Rodgers wants to implement. But with what we have got I think Alberto in the Gerrard role with Lucas and Hendo or Allen Gerrard Hendo as a Midfield 3, while a midfield 2 with the options that we have got would be suicidal with more and more teams playing passing football, however it can work against teams like West Ham and Stoke who do not work the ball around midfield.