Well we are fast approaching the end of the season. We have certainly had our ups and downs; and looking back it is time from some grading!
Who are my - Larry Weltman's - top players for theason? Of course many factors have to be considered in this selection - team contribution; goals; tackles; passes and defence. Well here we go:
1. SUAREZ - this man has ceratinly given us a lot this past season; and has been been our talisman. I am pritty sure if not for his suspension he would end up with the EPL golden boot. It has been some time that a Liverpool player won this award.
2. GERRARD - whilst we have seen him in a somewhat sitting role this past season; he was once again demonstrated not only his flexible footballing skills but also his his ability to control the tempo of the games. He has been rock solid all season long and played in every EPL game. His range of passing has been brilliant, as has been his effective defence tackling. Even more he has timed his runs into the box superbly. And played a pivotal role in helping bring in the kids.
3. AGGER - a fit Daniel Agger has secured our defence. He has been rock solid in that back four all season long. He has flourished coming forward under the Rodgers system.
4. STURRIDGE - what a great buy and what an impact player! Although he only played half the season he has had an immediate impact, showing not only his ability to link with the team - but also to score and to hold the ball well. Some may have thought that he just clicked under Suarez. But witness his performance against Newcastle and that says it all.
5. CARRAGHER - did not play much until he was realy needed to strengthen our defence. And how he played and how he controlled that back four. His experience and ability to read the game was just what we needed. And this change alone almost got us in the hunt to go for a top 4 finish! Carra we are all going to miss you!
Who was 6th - of course LUCAS! He needed time to get back into it after long injury lay offs. But he finished the season so strong!
Let me know who are your top 5!!!!