Not sure I'm ready to give up on the 3-5-2 but pretty clear it's not something we can trot out against one of the top teams in the league unless we have our first XI
Totally agree. When Flanagan needed the start, you had to switch. we can't play second or third choice outside backs in the 3-5-2.
Very frustrating loss. Defense was not good. AS others have said, midfield was non-existent. We need a formation where Cou can play in the middle, imo.
Its definitely time to get Allen in there some - whether its off the bench or to give Gerrard a "rest" or just to sit Lucas' arse down, I don't know. Even in our wins, our midfield has been very non-existent for at least half the game. And its time to do it before January, for if we need a better midfield, January is the time to do it - hopefully we'll still be in top four contention at that point.