As Liverpool prepare to take on Aston Villa today in the final game of the season, a lot of eyes will be on the Liverpool starting line-up today. Last week against Spurs, Liverpool started with Carroll and Suarez upfront but never really seemed to work, especially since Liverpool were playing so well without Carroll in the side. The change last week was largely enforced by the injury to Raul Meireles but the midfield star is now fit again and able to play a part in the game today.
So the question Kenny Dalglish has to answer is, does he stick with Carroll and Suarez upfront or does he restore his winning formula of having Raul in the side ahead of Carroll?
Some people may feel that if Carroll is fit, he HAS to start as we spent so much money on him and he needs as many games as possible playing alongside Suarez. Whilst some may say that we need to win the game today so let us go back to our winning combinations and then work on the Carroll and Suarez partnership in the summer. What are your thoughts on this?
With carroll upfront makes our attack slow.
Carroll’s inclusion should not stop us from keepin d ball on ground.
But i’ll prefer Raul ahead of Carroll.
Even though Carrol makes our attack slow, he is our future and should not be ignored anyhow. Instead we should help him reach his potential and make a formidable partnership of suarez and Carrol.
Carroll clearly isn’t match fit yet, I’d start Meireles instead and give Carroll a rest and a full pre-season to recover.
is everyone just bored and not sure what to type? Does everyone forget the game against Manchester City a top 4 side, they have won the FA Cup and fro their first time in history got into the chapions League. Andy Carrol was excellent, thyat was the best 45 minutes I have seen Liverpool play, High Tempo, slick passing, and 3 very well worked goals.????????
Seriously what on earth is everyone on.
Thing is Timbo, that was a fully fit Andy Carroll, who we all know is a great player. Last week he was parachuted in when he probably shouldn’t have been, and looked sluggish and off the pace. So imo he should not play today, and get him fit over the summer – same for Raul, who people seem to have forgotten was injured last week. If he is still a doubt, he should not even make the trip to Villa Park except as a spectator. Simples.
Anyone else wanna give Dani Patch a game today?
With AC playing reminds me of CROTCH playing – only good for receiving high balls and passing it to the adjacent stricker. AC does not have dribbling skills and speed. Sell him.
Carroll should be included, I was a little unsure when watching him play against tottenham. But let’s be honest, he came back from injury, and meireles was injured. The midfield duo of Lucas and Spearing couldn’t handle that of tottenham. They were superior to us in midfield. But then i remembered the match against City. With Maxi out, Meireles in. We can play with varying formations. 4-3-3,4-2-2-2,4-2-3-1. We missed Meireles against tottenham. It wasn’t Carroll’s fault.
We suffered against Tottenham because Lucas and Spearing were dominated by Spurs’ midfield and Kuyt and Maxi were forced into deeper positions. It utterly choked the supply of service to Suarez or Carroll who by all accounts still struck me as dangerous. Even injured Carroll was far from an anonymous figure; he mixed in, held the ball, showed some quality passing range and a great touch. If he’d gotten his head around that header properly (his one real mistake all game) we wouldn’t even be debating this.
One scuffed header and people are calling for his head! Mad. No, with Raul back in the reckoning our forwards and our midfield’ll be communicating smoothly together and we’ll be a much more effective looking force. Here’s hoping!