I like Klopp. I don't have any particular dislike for Liverpool, other than a section of their fans. I don't really like Liverpool as a whole either though. And it's funny when they lose
I've seen him play games where he passes almost exclusively sideways or backwards across the whole 90 minutes, so I can understand sledger having that view of him. Frustrating because I agree with you that he's very good at progressive passing when he actually tries to do that.That’s almost entirely inaccurate. He’s up there with the best progressive passers in the league and relative to other midfielders is a fairly clinical finisher. Not a tremendous goal threat but does offer something from range. However, whilst he’s arguably a slight upgrade on Xhaka in those areas hes liable to literally being walked past in midfield.
I understand why we’re looking at upgrading on Xhaka but he’s not the option for me.
Thinking of some of the crap we had in our squad back then has me reaching for the PTSD meds.haha he couldn't even pass the ball backwards, let alone sideways
god he was rubbish, probably in the clichy tier of crapness
easy to forget as well, but he actually played loads for Arsenal
We just extended Elneny so we're sorted re: that type of midfielderYeah tbf it's not like I've seen that much of him. But Arsenal have had enough players who are good at playing nice little passes but ultimately don't contribute much by way of anything else over the years, so I'm not particularly enthused at the prospect of recruiting another one.
Should have actually just played Lassana Diarra rather than freezing him out imoThinking of some of the crap we had in our squad back then has me reaching for the PTSD meds.
Replacing Almunia with a competent keeper and finding a good partner in midfield for Cesc would've put us over the top.