Kai wrote: ↑Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:48 pmWhole season could be a write-off after this point, in terms of challenging for the biggest stuff, massive challenge to play now without him, his aura of composure will be irreplaceable.Trader Pat wrote: ↑Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:30 pmI hope he goes with Fabinho & Matip for the main CB pairing. Big things expected from Billy Koumetio , he's only 17 but I'd expect him to be fast-tracked into the first team squad. Would think Klopp will have to go big in January for a CB, short term this is obviously a disaster but this time next season we could have a CB pairing of Van Dijk and Koulibaly.
Yeah, will have to do what Pep did with Fernandinho and convert Fabinho to CB unless Gomez gets his confidence back. Koumetio very raw still for me, like Rhys Williams, behind van den Berg I think, plus they got rid of Hoever which was the only prospect I really liked. Nat Phillips now has to stay for backup, don't think he has what it takes at this level but could be a big opportunity if taken.
Be interesting to see if Klopp changes tactically, maybe not play such a high line. Still fancy us for the Premier League, don't think any team will be winning 8,9,10 games in a row. Even before this happened I didn't think there would be a stand out team in the league with the condensed fixture list especially in Europe. Going to be dodgy at the back but still think we have more than enough going forward to challenge, especially with Thiago in midfield. His injury not thought to be too serious so he should be back soon. As for the Champions League the group shouldnt pose too many problems, Ajax and Atalanta are attacking teams so we should be able to outscore them (fingers crossed) !
It will probably be a case of fastening your seat belt this season and might be a bit like when Brendan Rodgers was in charge but there should be plenty of goals!