Kenny Dalglish has found the man to bring success back to Liverpool.
He captained Holland to the World Cup final in 2010 and he looks to be the ideal replacement for Javier Mascherano who left in the Summer.
Mark Van Bommel is of course the player I’m talking about. He has probably more experience at playing in the big games than any other player around. He’s a natural born leader who holds the midfield together. His presence will allow Steven Gerrard to go and express himself and play further up the pitch too.
Roy Hodgson tried bringing Christian Poulsen in to play that role but he’s been a major flop and players like Lucas just aren’t up to it.
Van Bommel may be getting on now at the age of 33 but you cannot question his ability and desire to win football matches. That is something Liverpool are so desperate for right now. They can ill afford to look at Gerrard and Fernando Torres to bail them out all the time as it’s impossible.
They need several players to come into the team but if you have Pepe Reina, Van Bommel, Raul Meireles, Gerrard, Torres and a top class centre back in your team, that is a terrific spine, as good as any team around.
The man currently playing at Bayern Munich could be the start of a Liverpool revival but I stress it will just be the start as they clearly have problems which ‘King Kenny’ is currently looking to address.
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