It’s that time of year when rumours of signings are making headlines. In fact, the media is saturated with speculations that it is hard to take them serious. That is why I try to stay away from writing about transfers and tactics. Not because I don’t have any ideas (I don’t mean to brag, but I have already won 4 league titles and 2 Champions League titles on my PS3 playing FIFA 12.) but because it doesn’t matter how much we speculate, it comes down to Camolli, Daglish and Henry who we buy or play. But still, if we can take a second a fantasise about walking down the stairs, touching the “This is Anfield” sign and walking onto the Hallowed ground of Anfield to take a seat in the dugout, who would we play and who would we like to be able to call on?
In my humble opinion, I believe we need to strengthen on two areas. We need a right winger and another striker. Now there are numerous options I believe we can exploit by simply using our current crop of players. No need to splash the cash. Dalglish has used Kuyt and Henderson on the right side of the midfield, but I do not believe they bring enough. They do have quality though. Henderson showed he is a much better player in the centre of the midfield and although Kuyt would play in any position you ask him to, he does not have the natural speed or skill to be an effective wide man. What we need wide is pace and delivery. Simple as that. The rise in Tottenham’s fortune for me is down to the wide men, Lennon and Bale. Both brilliantly fast. I believe we have better quality in all other parts of the team, man for man, except out wide. We can play Bellamy as a right wing. He does have pace and a great delivery. Or we can play Kelly as right back and Johnson as a right wing. This will also mean we retain the defensive quality that Johnson can provide when we are under pressure. We could easily switch from a 4-4-2 formation to a 5-3-2 formation. Up front, we should use Dirk Kuyt in the role he was signed for, as a striker. He does have an eye for goal and we are not seeing a proper return from him by playing him out wide.