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  • Colyn Colyn Jan 3, 2013 16:52 Flag

    Adam Morgan Loan

    Adam Morgan's going / gone on loan to Rotherham.

    Even with Sturridge arriving we were short of striking options. This hasn't halped that side of things much except you'd expect a bigger contribution from Sturridge.

    Still need more up there though.

    Peer into your crystal ball Jason and reveal what you see

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    • Bad decision on our part to let astriker go when we're short on striking options, even with Sturridge.

      It's like Carroll all over again..

      We got rid of Carroll without any backup.. Now we've sent out Morgan without a backup to Sturridge..

    • I think it's a good idea to be playing regular against seasoned pros at a higher level than the reserves. He patently is not ready for the first team and this will help see whether he's good enough to make it.

    • The simple fact is Morgan was not going to get much playing time with us this season. He got some time in the group stages for Europa, but not likely to start now we are in the business end of that competition. The only way he's going to get a start is if Suarez goes down, and it seems right now Luis would play even if he was on crutches, so why not sent him out to get some playing time and experience.

      Adam is very young, and from watching him in pre-season and in his few minutes on the pitch this season is very raw. Runs his socks off, and plays with real drive and enthusiasm, but will only learn the finer points of the game by actually playing it.

      I might live to regret this statement if we get hit with major injuries, but to be honest I do think we have enough cover, or at least cover that I'd put in front of Morgan right now, with the likes of Sturridge, Borini coming back within a month or so, and Sterling. And, don't forget we've seen both Shelvey and Gerrard play that false number 9 role, so we do have options, just in case.

    • its only for 1 month and is defo a good thing. Sturridge and Suaro are obviously ahead of him then Borini should return. Im pretty sure Pacheco will leave this month too but in all fairness, I would rather see Jonjo or Gerrard up top in an emergency. Hope he does well and nicks a few goals.

    • Hence the loan deals, and why they are good idea for a player not ready for our first team, but who need a step up from the reserves in order to develop.

      It's always a risk sending a player out on loan that they may want to stay out on a permanent basis, just like Ince did after getting regular football at Blackpool. But if a player is not ready to walk into the first team, time away can help them develop their game so when they come back they are ready for the step up, and if they don't progress, we can look to move them on.

    • We'd be foolish to have another repeat of the Carroll affair...and have no backup players,,

    • I don't think it is. We've already seen that Morgan hasn't been given much playing time thus far this season. Rodgers clearly doesn't think he's ready or good enough.

      Yesil is the interesting one for me. He comes with some pedigree. A solid fixture in the German U21 side (I think) and scores for fun at that level it seems. It would be good if his development good be accelerated.

    • If we want these young players ready then they need to be playing in the Championship, which gives them a taste of almost top flight football.. so that when they are ready to come back they just need a little polishing here and there.

      We should also have in their contracts for any loan period.. that they're LFC player and the hope is to bring them back into the 1st team.

    • You've just contradicted yourself. Just above you were criticising the club for sending him on loan as a repeat of the Carroll saga and now you're saying they should go on loan.

      I'm confused. The loan is the right thing, long term I think

    • Noo Noo maybe I did contradict myself..only after I realsied what i said the first time around.

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