Many Liverpool fans were surprised to see Luis Suarez left out of the Liverpool starting lineup on Saturday against Arsenal, but the Uruguay striker came on in the second half to great effect and scored the second goal for the Reds.
After the match against Arsenal, Kenny Dalglish explained to us why he left Suarez out of the starting lineup and how he got it wrong by playing Suarez from the start against Sunderland in the opening game of the season when the player had just gotten back from the Copa America with Uruguay.
Dalglish said, “Last week (v Sunderland) maybe I was being a wee bit romantic with Luis. It was unfair on him, he was coming back and was on such a high and looked sharp in training. I thought I’d give him a game.
“Maybe last week it was the wrong decision from me. He still scored the goal, still played well but he just never had the energy he normally has. Maybe we just brought him back a wee bit too soon.
“We’ve got to manage Luis’s circumstances the same as we have everybody else’s. There were another four or five lads there who we had for the first time. Raul Meireles has had a difficult pre-season with injuries so we’ve got to look after him as well as Luis.”
Man management ?
Squad rotation ?
Tactical substitutions ?
Perhaps the rumors are true & this Dalglish does know what he is doing after all ?
He must Do… we drew against Sunderland at home conceding a record 14 shots to them….
Once he gets the selection right I’m sure he we steer up in the right direction aye
Not just that, the biggest thing he got wrong was buying Henderson!
Dalgish is lukin 4 his team coz his got no 1 yet bt a crop of playas redy 2 play aprt frm d lepa andy. Blendin is anoda tink
i understand kk better now.we need not rush them after all those that played earn their wages.hendo has to improve.
Kk,advise Adams to step up is game likewise caroll.
If caroll aint ready 2 step up his game he should be on the bench rather than costin us our fluid attackin game in terms of crosses n slowing down our pace al bcos we want the best out of him…adams and downing no longer attempt goals as usual bcos of him…n plz y did kk sign henderson in the 1st place????
If caroll aint ready 2 step up his game he should be on the bench rather than costin us our fluid attackin game in terms of crosses n slowing down our pace al bcos we want the best out of him…adams and downing no longer attempt goals as usual bcos of him…n plz y did kk sign henderson in the 1st place???? Dat guy aint doin a thing in dat midfield,we are mor or less playin wit 10 men….
we won yeah,but lets be honest, we cant be amongst of the top 4 with that Saturday performance,its not a must kenny must use Henderson.
i would have preferred aquilani at the middle and and Raul Meireles in place of hendersson.looking at the game,there was no strategy ,we lack the technical ability to solve their midfield challenge until they got a red card.i expect 2 – 0 against them before the red card .Kenny should please justify the reason for having multiple wingers.with past two games we’ve played premiership defender’s have solved the Carroll attack,a little distraction is needed for Carroll to work.kenny should see this,we look predictable.YNWA
we had never won at the Emirates, ok so they were depleted, but those are the breaks, even before the sending off we bossed most of the game, their only danger was on the break. We lacked guile around there box something we need to work on, Henderson was again dissapointing but staying on and being part of a winning side will help him. Dalglish was right to start with suarez on the bench, it gave us the extra man in midfield, Carrol starting gave them another problem, but our lack of ability to get men around him made him less effective, not his fault its up to the team to find ways of using him better, they pushed up to keep him out, leaving gaps all over the place which we should have been able to use more effectivly… sounds negative but isn’t at the end of the season it goes down as 3 points won. Now for bolton and another problem to solve (Kevin Davies)
carrol will come good and so will henderson so why dont you stop moaning about kk’s team and get behind them or apply for kk’s job and stop talkin bollox.