Here we go again, pre-season games that show us nothing of what’s to come. Everyone is wondering who will play, how we will play and who we are yet to buy.
Kenny strengthened the front line midway last season and I liked this, because even though we had an ok defensive record, our goals to shots ratio was abysmal. We glimpses of the plan I think, which would be one up with 2nd and 3rd striker/attacking midfielder, playing left and right of THE TARGET MAN! But what happens when Carrol is not fit, do you go like for like or adjust to not having an ariel man? Personally with the players we have, I don’t think it matters if we have Carrol there or not, the fluidity Kenny brought back to our attack has already proven a good key to unlocking defences, so I would stick with the Target and two supports.
My main worry though is the defence, are main weakness being central and this down to depth in the squad. As we know defenders mature later, so yes there may be a kid or two knocking about but we will have to wait a while for them, so in the mean time Kenny needs one big money centre half and a couple of decent above average backups. Our wings are covered, thanks to players brought through last season, not only can they defend, they can attack too.
Midfield is very confusing, new signings established first teamers, could be anyone’s guess, considering that in my thoughts two of the attacking midfield contingent could playing up front, then there is actually space in the middle for another 3 central types and that’s because we have attacking full backs. Whoever does get the nod, at least one should be defensive and not two!
Anyway fellow Livers, My twins will be here on the 18th of August and fingers crossed their first season will be with honours.