Back in the days we used to have tricky wingers with pace and a little and large partnership upfront in Keegan and Toshack.
After that came Rush and Kenny with Barnes as the playmaker/wide man.
Now we look to have a repeat of this in Carroll and Suarez with Downing providing the crosses. We don’t seem to have a pacy player for whichever wing, Downing isn’t one but with the above formulas we went on to win games, emphatically at times, and then trophies.
Pre-season hasn’t gone to plan but at least without our full first team regulars we know that goals can come from other places whether it be courtesy of Agger, Aqualani or Ngog. Although any of these three could have question marks over if they will be at Melwood come the start of the Premier League.
Throw Carroll, Suarez, Downing, Gerrard, Adam and Kuyt into the mix and goals should be free flowing against most teams.
Remember the end of last season? Suarez had settled in and United and Fulham specifically were disected with little trouble. Add the summer signings and we seem to have most places covered. Attacking full-backs are coming back into fashion and in Johnson we have one of the best natural attacking full backs. Enrique is now rumoured to be out of Newcastle and he could be available for £5-6 million with the fee rising with add ons. Plenty of centre backs on our books and as long as fitness is not a problem we have most areas if not all pretty well stocked. It would be wrong to suggest the title will be ours this season but top four should definitely be our aim and with the talent that is at our disposal we should be able to accomplish this. If some of the players don’t leave we know that there will be adequate back up should a crisis arise due to injuries.
A few more departures and one or two arrivals left and the revolving door can be stopped for the reast of the year. I hope that history is repeating itself in terms of style of football. Everyone wants to win but to do so with great attacking play will be the icing on top for any fan.
We just need to hope the defensive issues that have been highlighted in pre-season are eradicated with current defenders or a new transfer. If any transfer stories that come up involving Liverpool. I won’t believe any have a possibility unless they link us with a defender.
The King will get the job done and do so with flair.