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  • dsteer_lfc_68 dsteer_lfc_68 Nov 3, 2011 16:35 Flag

    Major Signing Required!

    I don't mean to be a naysayer, but one thing seems to strike me after reading most of the posts on this thread. Many seem to be screaming for your younger players to be given a chance, and for Anderson to be given the hook to make way for those youngsters.

    However has it not occurred to any of you that your manager and coaching staff see these players next to each other everyday on the training pitch and have decided that they just are not ready yet.

    I'm not having a go here, as many on the Liverpool board seem to do the same thing. Scream that this kiddie of that youngster is the answer while slagging off the player they think needs to be replaced. However throwing a player not ready for the deep end too soon does not always result in him learning to swim quickly, but in fact can have the opposite effect. Then when the fans round on the new youngster not being good enough the cycle begins again.

    Seems to me that one thing that SAF has got right over the years is working out when and when not to throw a new player into the mix. Cleverley and Welbeck where nutured through your system and did their time out on loan before getting substantial chances in your first team, and while the jury is still out on Cleverly (looks good, but think he needs a long run of games to see how consistent he is before you crown him your new best CM) both have paid dividends in terms of making your first team better imo.

    It maybe a fact that Anderson is not good enough (I've been saying the same thing to you for a while down to his lack of consistency) and your squad players (Carrick, etc) are not good enough for a full time part, does not mean the youngsters are ready to take on the role. What it means is that at least until those youngsters get better, your making do with the best you've got.