David Silva and Granit Xhaka’s form is under the microscope, while our readers discuss Arsene Wenger’s successor and which of Liverpool’s strikers should be leading their attack.
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Eddie Howe link ‘does not excite’
Obviously speculation at present and nothing more, but the Eddie Howe link really does not excite me at all. I don’t meant to be harsh on the bloke but something about it just looks very unambitious.
On one hand, I can see how the board might be interested. He is young, would not doubt jump at the chance to come and I get the impression, they would view him as a bit of a yes man if I’m being brutally honest. Someone who will accept his very handsome salary and not ask too many questions.
Joachim Loew has been my choice for years now and I’m starting to think we have missed the boat with him. He has signed an extension until 2018 with the National team as well.
Only one man is up for the job apparently…
With the utmost respect to Howe what an absolutely poor and unambitious decision yet again by the board it would be to appoint a manager with no trophies under his belt.
Don’t get me wrong, he has a reputation for developing young talent and has done a very good job with Bournemouth,and understandably so his target will be to deliver PL football season after season for the club he manages.
The issue here is, why are we targeting a manager who has no experience of even come close to challenging for trophies?I’ve reiterated many times that the next manager who would come in needs to have trophies under his CV.Or at worst atleast a trophy.
Diego simeone is the only man I feel who can come in and possibly make a difference under this current board.Speaking of which, just goes to show what an unambitious board we have who are as much responsible as wenger if not more.We might as well go in for brendan rodgers if that’s our criteria.
Is Sturridge the best Liverpool have?
Sturridge is still the best we have and should be leading the line whenever he’s fit and available. I actually think we are quite short in the striker department,but Klopp clearly thinks otherwise. Sturridge is our best option at the moment,but I have high hopes for Origi. I think Origi will be brilliant in years to come. At the moment,he’s still a bit raw in my opinion.
Or are we underestimating someone else?
The one man we are underestimating is Firmino, he can raise his game up to a new level, I see no reason why he can´t emulate the progress of other strikers that have been at the club. He did have a slow start, he got better as the season went on and he is one of our highest scoring players during the Klopp reign. Coutinho and Sturridge are a goal a head of him.
There were rumors he was a bit heavy in the summer, so my guess is that although he is ahead of Sturridge, Origi and Ings in the lineup, that he can improve just as much as the former players mentioned.
Is David Silva capable of more?
David Silva averages a goal every 3.75 games for Spain, with 28 in 105 games for his country, higher than legendary strikers Emilio Butragueno and Alfredo Di Stefano.
But for City the strike-rate drops to one every 6.06 games, having netted 44 goals in 265 appearances for the Blues.
So far in 2016, Silva has bagged five goals in 11 games for Spain, and just four in 25 for City.
I know he more than makes up with his assists.But I’m just curious why/how he has a far better strike rate for his country ?
Granit Xhaka’s discipline examined…
Granit was sent off AGAIN last night during the Swiss victory against Portugal. 2 yellow cards – the second picked up in the 89th minute when they were already 2-0 up.
I saw some stats last night which showed that in his last 70 games (in all comps) he has picked up 6 red cards and 32 yellows!
I was a big supporter of us signing Xhaka and still think it will be a great move for us but there is no denying, he needs to work on this side of his game. He is going to end up becoming a target for refs and other teams, much the way Petit and Vieira did back in the day. I accept that there is an element of risk involved in the role of the DM player, in terms of picking up cards/making fouls etc but to be sent off for a second yellow with minutes to go is just down right stupid, when the game is already won.
Didn’t do Vieira any harm…
I don’t get why people are making a huge deal of this.If anything, it shows the aggression of the player.I’d be worried if Xhaka was a “dirty player” but I don’t think that’s the case.Most of his red cards have been second yellows if I’m correct, and he does the necessary for the team.
Patrick viera was also very similar in that aspect,and he’s probably the best holding mid to ever play for our club.
Manager of the month looks an easy call, yes?
[If] it was a fan vote. After the first few days both Mourinho and Valencia were well out in front. Surprise surprise. For me it would have to be with Guardiola or Conte. Both have had tougher games than Mourinho and are new to the league making it that much harder.