I think Liverpool Fans everywhere would agree with me, our January transfer window was woeful. But, looking forward, that won’t really have much of an effect on the team as a unit. Yes, we missed out on somebody with a massive name, Konoplyanka, but summer is our market, and I think Liverpool management understood that.
Player’s prices are always inflated during January, due to the limited amount of time to find replacements, and I’m glad that Ian Ayre and Brendan Rodgers stuck to their valuations on rumoured players such as Mohamed Salah. Ok, I understand that the Konoplyanka deal wasn’t our fault, it was the fault of Dnipro’s rogue president. Oh yeah, Liverpool will be back for him in the summer!
Liverpool have got the perfect bunch of players right now, who are playing well as a unit, and will continue to learn as part of the team. They are also playing with a broken defence right now, but they’ve managed to find a way to deal with what’s on the horizon.
Talk of the town
A few players have been all the talk of the town recently, but for the wrong reasons. Some boneheaded fans have suggested that neither of the three should be playing in a Liverpool shirt. I kid you not, you can’t make this up; all you have to do is read twitter during a match. We’re talking about Simon Mignolet and Aly Cissokho, with a hint of Iago Aspas thrown in the mix as well.
Talking of Aly Cissokho, it’s a sticky subject, he makes some mistakes, that a player of his stature shouldn’t make, but he still brings a lot to the team. He makes very positive runs down the left side, but, he lacks the execution to turn those runs into promising opportunities. That’ll come in time.
As Liverpool fans, we all expect new players to jump right of the plane or car, into the team, and be match winners, all in the first season. But some of the players we have, such as Cissokho and Aspas, will require more than a season before we will see anything, which we’ve come to expect, out of them. Cissokho will get a permanent move, and I can see it being a massive benefit for us.
I will always speak about this subject, because it will be a continued subject and is on the mind of every Liverpool fan all over the world. Can they make it? Being the most asked question. Do I believe they can? Yeah, I believe they can. But, Liverpool need to start off by dispatching Arsenal at Anfield. However, not to limit the team’s aspirations here, they could even achieve higher, if they stick to beating who they need to. Which in this case, is just about everybody!
We as a connected fan base, need to support every last player that pulls on a Liverpool shirt, singling players out for criticism at this stage, would be destructive. They win as a team, they draw as a team, and most of all, they lose as a team.
To echo that, the legendary Bill Shankly once said: “If you can't support us when we lose or draw, don't support us when we win." Might have to remind you, that being on twitter when Liverpool are either drawing or losing, is not the best idea.
The coming months are going to be very exciting for Liverpool FC and us fans, let’s just sit back, and enjoy the emotional rollercoaster Liverpool are ready to send us on.
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You’ll Never Walk Alone
Be ready for the summer!
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