I’m excited people. Very excited. The last time I was this excited about a Liverpool squad was, believe it or not, pre-Suarez/Sturridge/Sterling. Back in the day, the spine of Reina, Carra, Mascherano, Alonso, Gerrard and Torres was the strongest I’ve seen at Anfield, and a wonderful foundation to build a side on from front to back. But on the bench? The likes of Ngog, Kyrgiakos and Josemi hardly gave the stars of the team reason to fear and fight for their place.
Today is different. Today, we could start Firmino, Coutinho, Sturridge and Mané and still have the exciting Origi, energetic Lallana, and fresh, youthful Ojo to call on in attack. In midfield it’s the same story, and at centre-back Klopp finally appears to be pulling a little solidarity together and getting something decent out of Lovren while adding the competent Klavan and highly promising Matip to the mix.
And, at long, LONG last, two goalkeepers who would, at the very least, actually be in with a chance of starting for a number of Premier League teams. At the most, they could be the man between the sticks for a Champions League team before long. Make no mistake, they’re both alright.
It’s always seemed utter madness to me to just have one decent ‘keeper. Real Madrid, recently, went a couple of seasons playing one of Casillas and Keylor Navas in the league and the other in all the cups. If one gets injured, they can place the utmost confidence in the other to fulfil the job full time. Not a number one and an understudy, more two top notch players taking turns, sharing the load and doing a fine job.
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