With Lucas out injured for the rest of the season, Kenny Dalglish is going to have to find someone to fill in as the defensive midfielder of the team. So what are the option? We have recalled Jonjo from Blackpool but he is not a DM so thus can not see him coming in for Lucas.
We have Jordan Henderson as a possible option but he is not really a DM at all. I don’t think Henderson has the discipline to be a DM. I think we underestimate what Lucas has done since he arrived. He was a box to box midfielder. He’s become a stay at home DM. He is extremely disciplined about his positioning. He doesn’t ever get carried away and charge out of position.
I don’t think Hendo can play with that discipline. There is also question marks about his tackling. He’s picked up cards for some really poor tackles this year. I think he’d take as long as Lucas has taken to get to this point – provided of course that he embraces the change in role.