played well last night didn't actually get much support quick enough had to find good alternative passes. unusual for him to play primarily on the left/left attack but helped alli and unlucky not to continue england scoring run.
Out for four weeks.
I'd like it if we drop Coutinho into Lallana's position for the time being. Can Henderson and Wijnaldum is lacking imo.
He needs to add more offensively.
When there is any player with any sort of quality from England they just play him till he gets injured. Lallana out for 4 weeks thats just great
I'd be even tempted to say move Coutinho infield, Wijnaldum left and then play with a double pivot of Can and Henderson. 4-2-3-1. I think Lallana is so key to our 4-3-3 system that it may be too hard to replicate without him, so try something different.
Time to bring Moreno to left back and try milner in midfield.
Hate these international ***** matches!! Hate England - hope the Scots batter them!!
Agreed. Our midfield needs some guile & vision for this game... A three of Henderson, Can & Coutinho has a good mix of qualities, a lot will depend on How Henderson copes with the pace after a while out but Can has shown improvement playing as a defensive midfielder so I'd leave him in there...Personally feel Mane is the key forward for us, as long as he's in the zone Everton are in trouble at the back. Matip has proven he can marshal the best forwards well this season, big game required from him again... in fact, big game needed from all eleven in a massive match but that's been our strength this season!
I honestly don't *********** know why there are international games this late into domestic seasons. It's the same story every time. The English media bashed Klopp's training methods nonstop when it's always one of our English players that gets injured whilst away with the national team. Perhaps the English media should question the training methods of the grossly unqualified Gareth Southgate and the bums that coached England before him.
That's virtually our counter pressing gone out the window.
But he hasn't exactly been on form for us...no goals or assists this year.
Massive miss and could cost us top 4. **** international my word.
I'm really annoyed about this.
Lallana got injured on international duty last autumn and was out a while during which time our form started to drop.
Awful time to be without one of our key players.
I remember all the injuries Jamie Redknapp used to get while on international duty - it almost cost him his career. I just hope Adam doesn't go the same way.
overplayed - southgate
For me there isn't enough pressure on England managers' to ensure the fitness of the players leaving off international duty. Instead it feels like to me, that they have them for a week, so they work them as hard as possible and play them as much as possible and then if they leave fatigued it isn't their issue.
If there was more pressure to ensure every player who goes to an England camp, leaves fit (impact injury aside) then there wouldn't be a chance in hell of a player, who plays at the intensity of Lallana playing two games in the space of a week - especially when one of those fixtures is a friendly and the other against dreadful opposition that your U18s would beat
Now that Lallana is out it may be better to go with a midfield 3 of Can , Gini and Coutinho ......put Henderson on the bench along with Lovren
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