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Friday, 25 March 2011
THE WAY FORWARD
Just thought I'd write an article on what I believe would be the way forward in terms of improving the team. Everybody and most importantly Kenny have their own ideas on what needs to be improved and I just want to give you my views for what its worth.
We are lucky in having one of the best goalkeepers around in Pepe Reina, but there has been speculation that he could leave us in the summer. So we will need to watch this space, if we were to lose him I would go for Alan McGregor from Rangers, he has been a great keeper for Rangers and would do well for us.
At right back we seem ok with Martin Kelly who looks like becoming one of the best so I am happy with that position.
Left back is a major problem area and we need to bring someone in. Izaguirre of Celtic would be my pick for that position he has looked really good up here in Scotland and is very good going forward.
We are not too bad off in the centre of defence with Carragher still having a few more years left in him. Skrtel has improved although not my favourite. Kyrgiakos can do a good job when needed. Agger is a class defender just a bit worried about his fitness, and we also have Danny Wilson coming through who I think will be a great defender for us. So overall we are pretty well off in the centre of defence.
Left midfield is another problem position which we need to sort out. Ashley Young is the obvious pick but there will be others tracking him, but we have to improve in that position.
Right midfield is where Kuyt will usually play but I would prefer someone with a bit of pace and crossing ability. Maybe a Shaun Wright Phillips type player, but I would really like to see Glen Johnson given a run in that position, I think he could make that position his.
Centre midfield needs strengthening with a Xabi Alonso type player coming in. We have quite a strong midfield but other than Gerrard we lack a really creative type player. Charlie Adam could be that man so it will be interesting to see if we go back in for him in the summer.
I am a lot happier with our attack now with Carroll and Suarez rather than relying on the lone striker which we have done in recent years with Torres, we could maybe do with another striker although I like Kuyt when he plays up front.
Before I finish I have to mention the youngsters coming through, there is a lot of talent there. The likes of Sterling looks like a cross between Barnes and Owen, great prospect. In defence Andre Wisdom looks really strong and John Flanagan is a tremendous right back, a hard tackler and good going forward. Jack Robinson at left back is a very good player as well. Coady who is captain of the youngsters looks a great prospect in the middle of midfield and Adam Morgan is banging goals in for fun. Suso is a top player with so much ability don't think it will be long before he features in the first team. Toni Silva is the type of player we need with the ability to beat players and very pacey. Pacheco has a lot to offer and this loan deal to Norwich will certainly help his progress. There are many more to mention these are just the ones that I am really excited about.
We are not that far away from becoming a top side, we just need a few changes and I'm sure Kenny will make the right changes to the team.