Why does Jurgen Klopp continually select Emre Can in his first-choice starting XI when the German has been so woeful for a lengthy period of time?
Gini Wijnaldum shone in the second-half against Chelsea on Tuesday evening, scoring an excellent headed goal, but the Dutch summer signing was dropped for the trip to Hull.
Liverpool and Can were abysmal, losing 2-0 which means it’s one win in ten since the turn of 2017.
Yet again, the 23-year-old held on to the ball for too long, offered nothing creatively and was withdrawn early.
Klopp’s stubbornness with his countryman is confusing us in truth – and it’s baffling former centre-back and outspoken pundit Jamie Carragher too.
It’s clear to us that a three-man midfield (if he’s going with that formation) with Jordan Henderson holding and Adam Lallana and Wijnaldum either side is the way to go right now.
“I don’t understand why Georginio Wijnaldum was out of the side. I think he brings more energy and a bigger goal threat,” Carragher told the Echo.
“Maybe change the system of three central midfielders and three attacking players? You could go for a more conventional two central midfielders, a number 10 and a front three. You would have more attacking players on the pitch against sides like Hull.
“The changes from the bench have got to come a lot quicker too. It takes too long to make a change and they will very rarely make a substitution at half-time.”
A large number of Reds agree with Carragher’s assessment, as do we!
— Sayyid Fadhil (@sydfdl) February 5, 2017
No idea why Jurgen played Can over Wijnaldum yesterday
— Adam (@AdOrmrod7) February 5, 2017
Can should only play if Hendo is dropped/rested/injured, we need 2 different options to cover Wijnaldum & Lallana that play a similar style
— O Magico (@GobshiteKopite) February 5, 2017
So wrong emre can is starting over gini wijnaldum
— Danny Locke (@dannylocke4) February 5, 2017
Maddening that Wijnaldum was dropped after the Chelsea goal and given Can’s shit form https://t.co/lOXz22Lq96
— Leonard Archer (@fishpainting) February 5, 2017