Our youngsters have a lot to learn.
The one that can get PT need it and the ones that can't need loan spells to keep them playing. This is why it sucks so much that we keep losing these cup games. Those are valuable oppurtunities for the younger guys to play.
Sterling was largely shite and nearly got himself sent off.
He needs better competition he seems to have regressed a bit ... maybe a loan spell is needed for him if we were able to bring someone in to play the position.
Robinson is a good talent, but he is raw and his decision making needs to improve. There is no excuse for hitting a volley in stoppage time instead of putting the ball in the box where there is a world class striker.
We have young defensive talent that I think can be good but the need PT desperately ... we need them to play or loan them out.
Coates was simply atrocious in nearly every aspect of the match.
Has to be loaned out no question about it I think he is a good talent and in time has the potential to be a great defender, we just have to get him some PT. In relation to this I think Martin Kelly is ultimately a CB and needs time in this role as well.
Joe Allen is outmatched when playing rugby teams. Rodgers needs to have better foresight in that regard.
I'm sorry I think he sucks and we need to get rid of him. There are other players out there that are capable of the same shite that are taller, stronger, defend better & more clinical that we could get. Hell I'd take Sacha Kljestan from Anderlecht and he'd do better than Allen would I promise this.
At this point our defense should be our biggest concern. Goals haven't been a problem the last month or so in the league. I believe we are something like 5th in Europe in defensive errors. Just simply not good enough.
Agger is world class, but that is it. Johnson is close to that level, and then there is a serious drop-off. My #1 and #2 priorities would be #1 a CB and #2 a reliable LB. We should address these issues in the summer.
Wish we had the $$$ to go get Hummels, could you imagine him and Agger together. IDK for the LB I truly thought Enrique was going to be a good buy for us and that just never really went anywhere.
Skrtel is good, but that is it. He is not great and he definitely isn't world class. His development has virtually ended, and I would bet this is the peak of his career. He is probably good enough to get us through the rest of the season, but he isn't good enough to get us to the next level (CL).
If we were able to get someone the likes of Hummels, Skrtel would be a wonderful second choice option when you needed to give one of the First squad guys a rest.
LB is self-explanatory.
Yet I have no idea for this. Sorry I know TL;DR but here is to hoping we continue to progress and this time next year we have brought in the people required to compete, have made good cup runs both at home and abroad & and are in contention for the top 4 and that CL place.