I am a Liverpool fan as you probably can tell.
This post is about what I want my team to do in the January Transfer market.
KEY: CAPS= who to buy
***= who to sell
---= who to loan
Reina- Brilliant keep him.
Cavalieri- Not the best, alrite as a sub though.
Itandje***- Sell, 1 million
Overall: Reina is a top notch keeper. Bring Kelly back to be a sub.
Fullbacks (the real problem):
Aurelio- Pretty good, could do better though
Dossena***- Doesn’t look the part, sell, 2 million. Lost 6 million
BALE- This guy looks the part buy him from Spurs 5 million.
Arbeloa- Mediocre, ok in attack and defense
Degen***- Verdict based on Spurs CC game and you tube videos. Make profit. Only positive is that he was free.
A. JOHNSON- I reckon he should be our main target in the transfer window. 5 million if we have the money. Solid in defense, can whip in a great cross.
Overall :If we got the two full backs I reckon they should start. Obviously this probably wont happen so, get Darby to settle in and start playing Arbeloa on the left. He is versatile.
Carragher- Brilliant, versatile, hope he is here until he retires.
Agger- Looks very promising, good in the air, can score and attack.
Skrtel- Strong and solid, always works.
Hyypia- Still very good, though in the next couple of years probably sell for 2 million, to perhaps a newly promoted side.
Overall: Strongest position, 4 brilliant backs. No problem for the future. Hopefully can be backed up by some good full backs.
Pennant***- Can be the best player on his day, and the worst when its not. Really don’t know whether to let go or not. I really wish he was more consistent, a favourite of mine.
Benayoun- Good impact player. A favourite of mine too. A little like pennant though. Wants to leave I think.
El Zhar- I want to see him more. Tricky, and quick and nuggety. Made a difference in all the games he entered this year.
RIBERY- Yes a long shot, I know, but could be superb if bought. Would add a different dimension to the game. Hopefully he would be able to fit in. 15 million (this might not even be enough)
Riera- Good player, stays wide, feisty cross, great tricks, hopefully he can keep improving.
Babel- A favourite of mine, hopefully he lives up to his expectations. I don’t care if he stays wide or plays up front. I just hope he makes it and someone like Madrid takes him. Great speed, need to work on crossing.
Overall: Mediocre, Left is pretty strong, right, not really. Could do better.
Gerrard- Nuff said.
Alonso- Wanted to sell him but I think he’s shot up. Expert passer and shot. Best player this season so far. Cant really defend though, and when a team is really hungry, can get caught out. Eg. Middlesbrough, Sunderland. But other than that, awesome.
Mascherano- Brilliant defender. Shuts teams down. Will always play against the big teams. Very consistent.
Lucas***- Hasn’t really impressed. Slow and to cool on the ball. I think this isn’t his game. Give the youngsters a chance.
BARRY- Always liked him. Versatile, good defender and works well with Stevie G. Not worth 20 million though, and only necessary if one of the above leaves.
Overall: Very good defensively. Don’t think there needs to be much change. Great youth coming up. But controversy, in playing three centre mids in a game rather than two.
Torres- Superb speed and eye for the ball. Brilliant goalsocrer. Hopefully stays away from injury.
Kuyt- Versatile, workhorse, can play on the wing to. Really has turned up the heat this season. Proved doubters wrong.
Keane- I think he is brilliant, but hasn’t really done much, great at assists so far, but scoring wise ha been poor. I hope he improves.
Ngog---- From what ive seen, is not that great. Might need time. Should go on loan.
Overall: Strong. Need to play two up front if goals are to be made though, unless you use the Torres/Gerrard partnership.
Youth (Pick of the bunch):
Insua----- I think he needs a chance, but from what ive seen (which isn’t much) a little overrated.
Darby- From what ive seen this guy looks brilliant, should start some Carling Cup games.
Nemeth----- Looks very good. Next Fowler.
Pachceo------Only 17, will be a starter next few years. Brilliant touch and strength considering his build.
Spearing- Hope he plays as much as Darby. Very good eye and great tenacity.
Hammill- Not really been heard of and from what ive seen looks alrite.
Overall: Very, very classy. All deserve a chance.
TEAM OVERALL: Great spine, outside needs, work and change.
January’s desired team:
Please give feedback. Some of you might think I am some sort of idiot for some of my choices. I also hope other fans of other teams would make one of these for there team.