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Where in my post does it at any point state or even suggest dropping Steven Gerrard or trying to lose a match? Before you read any further and prepare your response PLEASE answer the question.. where did I say that?
Gerrard is the first name on my 11 man sheet 100/100 times, even on a broken leg. I'm very plain and simply commenting on how nicely Meireles was playing at the time, and shortly after that he scored on a 30 yard shot, and was man of the match. If he's good enough to do that for the 3rd ranked team in the world which features Ronaldo and Nani, he's had a nice day and certainly deserving of his place in the Liverpool 11.
I am suggesting that Meireles, be partnered alongside Gerrard in the CM position so we have two creative, skillful, athletic players who are excellent passers of the ball and hard workers and Meireles defensive abilities allow Gerrard to make his storming runs forward towards the box to take shots from distance and provide crosses etc. Furthermore, my suggestion of this pairing allows Joe Cole to play in a more favored and comfortable central position behind the striker.
You're talking about me splitting up the partnership of Torres/Gerrard, but do you know if Torres is even close to fit or going to be in the squad vs Everton? You must have inside sources with the physios. He's again suffering from an injury that's been lingering for 2 years now, and as magnificent as it was, we haven't seen that 1-2 punch in full effect since 2008. So if Torres isn't healthy, we're looking at Ngog leading the line and Cole should work just fine behind him with Gerrard and Meireles delivering the passes and deep support. That is all, nothing more, no conspiracy theories, no dropping Gerrard..
Gerrard & Torres are a proven 1+ goal per game strike partnership in the EPL & you want to alter that for someone who has done zero in the English game let alone at our club .
There isnt a strike partnership in Europe that compares to those two's figures & if there was they would be treated like Gods not split up & the driving force made to play more or less as a sweeper .
The main problem is that G is such a good player you could play him at left back & he would be the best left back in the league but do we need a left back that badly we are willing to destroy a 50 goal partnership ?
Only someone intent on our destruction would say yes .
By your logic we shouldn't think twice about a clear out of our defense & buy the Montenegro back 4 & Keeper because they kept a clean sheet against England .
Nani is dung by the way , womin on tha rag are less moody than him & you cant name me one important game Ronaldo produced the goods in , his temperament is as shaky as your football knowledge .
The more I read from you the more you read like a teenage girl dreaming about her favorite boyband , how she would chop & change their positions on stage & mix & match their outfits , its as clear as day you have never kicked a ball in your life because anyone that has ever played at any level will tell you it just isn't that simple .
I have high hopes of Meireles but theres no way I'd willingly sacrifice G's match winning ability to accommodate my high hopes .
If Meireles , like anyone in our squad , is good enough he will make it into the 1'st team in due course , if he isn't good enough ? so be it , theres no shame in it , like I said it takes or at least it should take one hell of a damn fine player to disrupt & exceed a 1+ goals per game partnership .
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Can you please answer my questions?
Did I say leave Gerrard out of the squad in favor of another player?
Did I say split up a partnership between Gerrard and Torres?
Do you know if Torres has recovered from his adductor injury and will be fit to play this Sunday?
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Hobs, what do you think about this? And, let's imagine Kuyt's ungodly healing powers fail him so he's unavailable.
Glen Carra Skrtel Kelly
I did see you may have been on to something with Aurelio, and he played a very "successful 35 minutes" in a friendly, so perhaps he's in line for left back? Though he's very fragile and worries me, if he's fit, maybe better option over Kelly just on experience. I don't know whats up with Konchesky, Agger hurt himself again, and if Carra played there, Moyes would be more apt to expose him than Holloway did. I think Kyrg/Skrtel would be the most physical commanding center pairing for this match, assuming Saha plays, as he's an aerial presences as is Cahill and Fellaini.
I'd agree. When we want a more defensive line up I'd suggest either Lucas or Poulson next to him, depending on which is in best form. Then sit Gerrard behind Torres in the slot (Cole goes left). But when we want a more attacking line up, I'd sit Gerrard next to Meireles, and then Cole in the slot. Both then would be more free to bomb forward from the center.
Check this out, he's a special player and we should be thrilled we got him, as Chelsea were really after him but they settled on the younger Ramirez for more money.
He has to be in the center somewhere whether it be with Gerrard, Poulsen, or Lucas. Everything he does for Portugal and did at Porto is from a central position.