i like him
Then the whispers, "Oh FFS, do I have to have him. Put him in goals then."
"Noo, we lost by eight last time, just tell him to run around over there," said the team captain pointing at the road
He doesn't have outstanding qualities as a midfielder, he does the basics decently and doesn't make too many mistakes but then there could be another 20-30 players that could do exactly the same job as he does.
He is not a great midfielder, he has never been and to say he is integral in the way we play is actually true but no just in a positive way.
A non-native speaker explaining a turn of phrase used by another non-native speaker to a native speaker.
I personally thought he should have been the player to advance to the front 3 rather than Lalana, when Mane needed replacing I mean
Cans been getting more grief and scored far more this season
He was better last night but needs to keep improving and keep scoring
I literally don't know what to make of him.
Sometimes he has games where you think he's an intelligent footballer that keeps things ticking over for us,
while also being able to score and create assists.
He can look physical in games and is fit to get from box to box.
Then in other games, he's practically invisible and contributes nothing other than the odd sideways 5 yard pass.
I don't know if it's his limitations, the midfield around him, or the general poor play from us over the last few months
that has led me to being underwhelmed by his performances.
Having read what I've just typed I don't know if I just described Gini or Emre!!!
Maybe the midfield trio of Gini, Emre and Hendo is so underwhelming creatively, that I'm lumping them all in together and wishing
we had more of a defined ACM and DM.
What I am positive about is that the 3 of these players play the most sideways passes I've ever seen in a Liverpool team.
Now here 2 years, and at this stage of his development I expect more from him in games.
I just don't see/understand the role and position he's supposed to play.
No doubt he can make a tackle, but doesn't do it often enough.
He can beat a player, but most times loses the ball after trying a dribble too far.
He can score goals, but doesn't shoot or get in the box nearly enough.
So, if he's not doing enough offensively, or defensively, how can he justify his selection?
Two years ago I thought he was going to be our DM for years to come, now I don't know if we should sell him, or keep him as a squad player.
Is this all on Can or is Klopp using him wrong?
I really can't work it out, but we have 3 midfield players in Can, Winij and Hendo, that all do nearly the same thing when they get the ball
and that frustrates the hell out of me.
This needs to go into grind my gears thread, people misusing 'literally.'
I do think he is far more than that, when we were on song he was a strong controlling player both with and without the ball, yes he could and should be more dynamic and given time I hope he will be but he's not just a passenger who adds nothing either and what he can give is for me is quite clear.
Like a few though in our limited midfield, we need more quality in there to push them, we need more quality options which raises most players game as a result
Games like last night, I like Winaldju in the team....he seems to do well against the bigger clubs...I assume bc they play football against us.
I do get annoyed with him when I feel we need a more creative player, but a decent squad player. If he can add more goals to his game, I would be happy. At least he had a strong shot on tgt last night
He would get more recognition if:
i) He wasn't playing alongside another player offering similar attributes in Henderson;
ii) He had Lallana back as the third midfielder instead of Can so we actually had some flair in that midfield. The problem is Can, Hendo and Wijnaldum together just sort of makes you feel depressed before a game.
We all give rival players stick especially the ones we consider average, I bet if they played for us they would have fans who understood their role and thought they were great
He's not done enough so far but goals in games like Man City and Chelsea will help, needs to start arriving in the box more and finishing.
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