By Zohaib Bilal
(14 years old LFC fan)
Hello everyone :) I would like to talk about a very important thing regarding next season.
The formation. Too many times have I heard ‘Kenny is a genius he can handle it, we don’t have to worry.’
Enough with so much optimism. I understand that Kenny is a brilliant manager.
He is as good as gets, and I am very excited to see him overseeing us next season.
We all just want to talk about it.
And I am here to talk about the players who are for sure to start and the ones who are fringe players.
Firstly, Pepe Reina
The first name on the sheet, we’re lucky to have him. And I’m sure no one will argue with this matter.
Our veteran leader would take a bullet for his club. He is one of the best defenders there are. (Although extremely underappreciated)
He is a very good centre back and has always been solid.
He shall start whenever he’s fit.
Another great wing back that has received a lot of stick for all the wrong reasons. Fine, he has made some defensive mistakes. But he is a real hard worker and I want to see him start. Has been better defensively at left back but he can play equally well at the right flank.
A great servant to the club. I was one of the people who honestly hated him when he first started playing. Bt now he has become a regular starter and a great player. He is brilliant defensively and can spray those passes. Definitely starting. BUT will without a doubt face competition, IF he has a dip in form.
Great signing, No one knows if he will start, I definitely would want to see him play ahead of Merieles. Bt he will have to prove himself.
He is starting when fit. Our captain has been of great service to both club and country.
He was AMAZING last season. But this season he will find it even more difficult. He has said he wants to stay, and i have no problem as he would provide some depth.
He was Liverpool’s best player of 2011(so far). He is starting.
He will definitely prove himself. Some wont fancy him, but definitely will start. I can see a bright start from him.
Another great performer. He has an amazing work rate and it should break my heart not to see him play. Because we have the assurance that even if we are 3-0 down he will run until the final whistle.
Spent a good amount of money on him. Has a great amount of pace and an amazing cross. Will provide for Carroll. I have always wanted to see him here, even when he was with Middlesborough.
A decent signing. He has the potential and i trust the King to bring out the best in him.
Wont start but will definitely make appearances.
He will find it very difficult. I say he should go on loan for a half season. He is a great player, bt if not now, later Connor coady and jonjo shelvey will provide competition.
Regardless he is a very good player and i would like him to stay just to provide energy. But I have a feeling he might want to leave next year
Without a doubt, the next Stevie G.
Would like for him to go on a 6-month loan.
Great player. And linked up with Andy Carroll perfectly. Bt his salary is too high. Sold.
Wage is too high. Uncommitted.
He is an OK player.
But should be sold.
Is not needed.
Pacheco can be used as a backup.
He is a great left-back. I would love to see him continue. He should stay.
A great passer. Should ONLY be sold IF for the right price. Other than that he can be used.
Backup striker. And will surely be used more often this season. Also would like to see Fernandez Suso this season.
Villain turned hero.
Always at the right place at the right time.
Only to be sold for the right price.
Great player but very injury prone. Would like to see him start regularly. If not he should make way for the youngsters.
Goalkeeper: Pepe Reina.
In the centre, we will obviously see Carragher. Partnering him will probably be Agger or Skrtel. Both are good options and would like to see them play. Right back and left back are the problems.
For right back we have Kelly,Johnson and Flanagan.
For left back we have Aurelio,Johnson,Insua and Robinson.
We have a couple of options.
Either we play RB: Kelly and LB:Johnson.
Or RB: Johnson LB:Insua.
Or RB: Johnson LB:Aurelio.
Back four could like:
Kelly Carragher Agger Johnson (like last year)
Johnson Carragher Agger Insua
Johnson Carragher Agger Aurelio
All are very good options and tbh i cant decide :)
We don’t have a left back problem, we just need to make use of what we have.
This is the problem in our formation. We have millions of midfielders. Now i think Lucas,Steven Gerrard and Charlie adam as a Three man midfield is great. The bench will have Aquilani,Henderson,Merieles,maxi,spearing and Shelvey. As you can see we have depth and can have various squad variations.
We will probably sell a few players to make some money.
We have two able strikers. Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll.
Back up could be David Ngog or Dani Pacheco.
I pick Pacheco. Our problem is the fact we have two real wingers in contention.
Dirk Kuyt and Stewart Downing. Dirk Kuyt being a tireless player and giving his all in every match, doesn’t have the same pace and his cross accuracy isn’t as good.
Stewart Downing. Huge season for the 27 year old. He has a decent work rate. Has a lot of pace and has an amazing cross. This will be an important decision.
1) Goal: Reina
CAM: Steven Gerrard
RW: Luis Suarez. (playing a bit more centrally)
CF: Andy Carroll
LW: Dirk Kuyt/Stewart Downing.
I really feel guilty about leaving out star perforrmers Dirk Kuyt and Raul Merieles
Once again i know King Kenny is a genius and will probably make a good decision
Bt it cant hurt to just discuss it, can it?
I have complete faith in KD.
And im only 14 so cut me some slack.
Excuse me for any spelling or grammatical mistakes, I wrote most of it on my cell phone.