Looking at the players walking through the gates at Anfield this summer, and the players who are already there, it looks quite possible that the picture to the left lays out the formation that Dalglish has in mind for next season.
We all know that it’s not though. Those of us who saw Liverpool last year, particularly prior to when Dalglish was hired, know that there was a somewhat lack of creativity in the Liverpool midfield – both in the centre of the pitch and on the wings. Two exceedingly decisive positions if the Merseyside club is to fulfil the potential of the outstandingly exciting partnership that is Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.
Carroll in particularly, is a striker who very much relies on distribution from wingers and midfielders in order to deliver up to his maximum potential. In Newcastle, before his transfer to Liverpool, he was flourishing while Joey Barton served him cross after cross, a recipe Liverpool look to be wanting to copy – without Joey Barton though. There is, however, more than one good waiter in the Premier League.
The club who look interested in winning the Premier League for the first time in quite a while, under the guidance of Kenny Dalglish, have certainly taken this into consideration, purchasing some of the best distributers of passes and crosses in the country. First came the enormously exciting prospect that is Jordan Henderson, before Charlie Adam and his exceptional left foot strolled in through the gates. One of Blackpool’s most effective ways of attacking last season was in fact an Adam diagonal cross towards the wingers. With Downing also in tow, Liverpool have a range of potent weapons to use against their opponents.
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