Do Liverpool Need To Sign Wide Men ?
Many people have been barking on about Liverpool needing to sign new wide players. Downing has been very disappointing and Jordan Henderson looks lost out on the right side of midfield.
With Dirk Kuyt leaving the club recently has also limited our options on the right. It is true to think that Andy Carroll will need service from wide positions, but Liverpool might have players in the squad that can play that wide role.
I would really love to see Martin Kelly be Liverpool’s regular right-back with Glen Johnson playing a new role on the right side of midfield.
I believe both players would form an exciting partnership down the right hand side of Liverpool’s midfield with their pace and willingness to get forward.
Plus, they are both very good defensively. Johnson likes to cut inside quite often, which would allow Kelly to stretch his legs down the outside where he can deliver his trademark dangerous crosses.
It has surprised me how they have not been used before in these positions, so hopefully new manager Brendan Rodgers sees their potential in this new role for the team.
With Johnson and Kelly playing down the right, I’m sure they would provide plenty of service for the improving Andy Carroll.
Liverpool’s middle of midfield could look very strong if the unlucky Lucas recovers fully from his serious injury, to play alongside Steven Gerrard.
This would spell the end for the Scot Charlie Adam in the middle of midfield, but I think he could play a really important role in the team on the left of midfield, with Jose Enrique playing at left-back behind him.
I’m sure many people will disagree with my theory on this one, especially as Adam is not the quickest.
But I think he is quick enough and Adam is a strong runner with the ball at his feet and willing to take people on, and Adam’s left foot could deliver the perfect service for Carroll from the left wing.
Enrique has great pace and could overlap past Adam as Adam will still have the tendency to drift inside with his central midfield role habit.
Playing on the left of midfield would not be too alien for Adam as he played quite a number of games there for Glasgow Rangers, so I’m sure he would slot in without a problem.
This idea of using our existing squad members in new roles for the team could save the club quite a bit of money and also provide great balance in the team.
I think Andy Carroll would get plenty of service from these players playing down the flanks.
Brendan Rodgers is his own man and I’m sure he will have his own ideas on who he wants to play wide for Liverpool.
I just hope he reads this article, it might just work, and if it does, save the club a lot of money.