Another week and a another heavy defeat, just more proof that Daglish has a lot more work to do if they’re going to challenge for top honors.
Granted last nights starting 11 only contained very few players that you would expect to start against Sunderland, the first league game of the season. However going down 3-0 to Galatasaray (it could have been more,) was a very poor showing and highlighted the pool’s average if not weak second string.
Degan would have made a better 100m sprinter than a footballer as he is blessed with roadrunner speed but can’t dribble, tackle or cross a ball for toffee. He is always found out of position too. Poulson is so average that I find it hard to pass comment without becoming insulting. Joe Cole… well lets just say the sooner he leaves the better for everyone concerned.
It does not end there either, some deadwood that did not feature last night ( I surmise that they must be too poor to feature with this sorry lot,) are the likes of Nabil El Zhar and Pacheco. El Zhar was an early signing from the Raffa regime and has barely played since he joined the club and when he does he immediately sets about giving the ball away. He has been here so long and does nothing i can only think he has claimed squatters rights .
Daniel Pacheco was highly rated when joining from Barcalona on 2007 and some still rate him. I fail to see why and think he should seek first team football elsewhere because his career at Liverpool is stagnating like a filthy frog pond. He is behind David Ngog in the pecking order and that’s saying something. He was on loan with Norwich City last year and he is reportedly interested in joining them, I think it’s a fab idea.
As for the waste of £17m that was Aqulani, I think he is a quality player but just not the sort of player for Liverpool. He was brought in to do a similar job as Benayoun (link with Torres,) but he is not here anymore, so why is Aqulani? While we’re on about an injury prone players has anyone seen Aurelio? he is probably in the medical suite laughing over his two year deal.
Raffa the gaffa and Roy the boy handed out long term contracts to either too old or too average players that should never have been awarded. It is players like these that are strangling the club and preventing the club bringing in top class promising players that unlike the current crop, can take the club back to the top.