He's poor it's no coincidence since he's come into this team we've struggled, our fast fluid football is all but gone with Can in the team.
He's receives the ball with his back to the goal which only means he can pass the ball backwards, with that knock on effect our forwards who've made space have be closed down.
Yes Lovern could and should have dealt with that first goal better but what the **** was Can doing originally? He was rooted to the spot didn't do anything meaning Lovern had to react quickly to head out for a corner.
He's a massive problem for us, one of the most important but there are others too.
Mind you, this is the same crew who when Henderson was 23 were coming up with 7000 creative excuses for why Hendo just needed time, was still growing, was still learning various positions, was still trying to get out of under Stevie's shadow. Hendo is 26, and up until Can got injured earlier this season, no one here could tell you what Hendo's best position was - plus he was a Godawful footballer. Anyone who remembers the Burnley game and the time in and around those games will remember what a complete mess of a player Henderson was. But yet the same people who jump on Can's back now saying he doesn't have a position - what were you saying about Hendo then? You could get whiplash trying to keep up with the double talk on some of these players.
He should be no where near the team when you are looking to open up a stubborn defense at home. You need the ball to be zipped along at lighting pace and that just isn't in his locker.
Lallana the only player who has actually had a positive impact (and that took 2 years)
The rest cost 100m:
I have some hope for Origi, but the less said about the rest, the better
Hendo has been getting torn apart for an absolute eternity, and still does until this day.
Bringing up the Burnley game where Hendo played a position for the second time in his career makes you look extremely foolish. He's not the same player he was back in August in that role.
Is Can responsible for the joke of protection our terrible back 4 is getting at the moment? Is the near clownish CB defending we have seen every time Matip isn't on the pitch, a Can problem? Is Can the guy unable to win a single battle in wide positions especially since Mane left? Is Can responsible for the fact that we all of a sudden cannot break down even the worst teams in football and we've gone from being a goal machine to almost sheer bluntness?
You really have to bored to dig that deep to make Can the biggest problem we have at the moment. I shouldn't even have justified that comment with a response. You are always the first person on here bitching about signings - show me where there has been a wave of crusading for a new CM because Can is killing us at the moment. Meanwhile, everyone has known for weeks that losing Coutinho to injury and then knowing Mane would be gone, is/was/should have been a massive point of emphasis this January and we didn't address it and subsequently, our attack has pretty much died with it. All of which make this obsession with Can laughable.
Current best Midfield 3 is Wjnaldum - Hendo - Lallana, for the time being i would suggest playing Ojo on the right while Mane away, as Lallana, Sturridge, Origi or Firmino cannot play there.
Regarding Henderson, what have I said that is foolish? I specifically pointed out that trashing Can for being poor right now and having no position is stupid beyond words when you consider just a few months ago, Henderson, who is 3/4 years older than Can, was in an even worse place in August. He was terrible at every position, including that holding position and then over time managed to improve so discounting Can when we have seen how an older, less talented player has improved given time and patience, is idiotic. What person with a brain would argue that point? I just gave you an example for why it is moronic to just give up on Can because he has had one bad season while worshiping the ground that Hendo walks on even when he himself as basically had one decent season in 6. Rather than understanding the point am making, you immediately default to being so defensive over what you perceive as a slight over your precious boy.
Can was bad today. Henderson and Wijnaldum were no better. Pointless picking out Can for criticism. They were all bad.
I know people disagree with me on this, but Can is not a No.8. He's a No.6.
Emre's best games for us have come in the holding position. He himself has said that it's his favoured role, too. http://www.squawka.com/news/i-feel-a...mre-can/648187
The issue for Can is his lack of mobility and pace, both in and out of possession.
Say what you want about Henderson's ability on the ball, but he covers an enormous amount of ground and stops a lot of opposition counters/attacks in pretty much every game. When our full backs are caught up the pitch, Jordan has the awareness and energy to fill the space throughout the 90 minutes. This is something Emre is not able to do (to the same level).
If Klopp does not view Can as a holding midfielder (which seems to be the case) I do have doubts over his long and perhaps even short term career at our club. Jurgen wants his players to 'give and go' and move the ball quickly, which is something that Emre struggles with.
It should also be pointed out that Can only has 18 months left on his contract. There were apparently talks in November between the club and his representative(s) but nothing has happened as of yet. Is that something we should be keeping an eye on?
And this season Klopp refuses to play Can in that deep role and prefers the better performing Hendo there, what does that tell you?
Hendo had a poor 2/3 games in August, not an entire poor season as Can has had.
The reason why anyone would give up on Can is because he doesn't fit our system well, he's not physically or mentally quick enough to play the system we want to play. Too many touches, too much needless running with the ball when options are available, it's why Sturridge doesn't get a look in either.
This isn't personal on Can, he just doesn't fit.
Midfield continues to be a problem for the club.
There are plenty of people who would have called you insane 14 months ago if you would have suggested Lallana would be our best presser and balling winning midfielders at this club.
Virtually everyone on earth thought Klopp was insane going into a season with Milner at LB.
Simon Mignolet was a dead man walking going into this summer.
Up until about a month ago, most people here couldn't figure out why we bought Gini Wijnaldum - 90% of the posts on him had differing variations of "what is the point of Gini" to them.
If you want to go ahead and make grand proclamations about giving up on a very talented and highly rated 23 year old German International because he is having an off season that started and set up very badly for him from the start, be my guest. But you will only have yourself to blame when you eventually look like a complete dolt because you decided you wanted to just give up on a player like that working under Klopp. But don't worry....you won't be alone feeling right stupid about it all.
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