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We win our next seven games and I think we’ll all be reasonably content. If you could bring back one former red, while they were in their prime, to help us over the line who would it be?

 

Probably easy to say KMD, as our greatest ever player, but is his position where strengthening is required right now!

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Gerrard

 

Played the modern game

Improves the midfield no end

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I'll find a place for John Barnes in any Liverpool XI. In the current one, I'd probably put him in place of Mane.

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Hansen....Imagine him and Van Djik at the back?

As brilliant as it would be getting Barnes, Suarez or Gerrard back would it make us any more dangerous going forward .....Maybe but I'd still rather have another top top class centre half.

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The weakest part of the current team is the midfield. So to my eyes we are looking for a midfielder. We’ve had some cracking players over the years but I would have to give the nod to Stevie. He can do the lot in midfield, whatever the game called for.

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Yes, one from these two would probably be my choice as well.

 

There is an argument for another centre half to play alongside VVD (Hansen or Lawrenson probably) or Clemence for the nets.

 

If pushed I’ll go for Souness. His particular leadership qualities plus greater discipline in the defensive side of a midfielders game just edges it over Stevie for the games we have left. I’m not saying Souness was a better player overall, just thinking about the games left and what might be needed.

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Stevie or Xabi; whilst the rest of the team may be improved marginally, either of these two would markedly improve matters

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Xabi was a top class player, as was Stevie. However, Souness was different class. He wouldn't just have been a candidate for a world eleven, he would have been one of the first four or five names on the team sheet.

 

He soured his legacy somewhat as a manager, but after reading his book last week, I sympathised a little bit more. He inherited some fantastic players like Barnes, Rush, Whelan, Molby and Nicol and some very good ones like Houghton, Brucie and McMahon, but he had it stacked against him with injuries to a lot of those players and then bad decisions to sell some of them and replace them with absolute garbage. Those players were hitting 30 and it is debateable if they had the same desire they had a few years before. I hated him for the interview with the Sun, but he was an ill man who made a very bad mistake. I've made a few myself so I can't get too righteous. However, one can't doubt that he loves the club and for that reason and his incredible all round ability as a player, he is an absolute shoe-in for the last seven games.

 

** Kenny was the better player and is the greatest we ever had, but we have a top class attack already. The difference what Souey could do to our midfield though - in second and third for making the difference to us would be Jocky and Lawro. Both world class undoubtedly and would be boss beside VVD.

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Gerrard. He's capable of game changing moments, can score from anywhere and has the horse power of F1 car.

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Our current best XI (without Can, who's injured for these games):

 

Karius

 

TAA  Lovren  VVD  Robertson

 

Henderson

 

AOC  Milner

 

Salah  Firmino  Mane

 

 

Maybe Gini for Hendo or Milner but it's close enough to our first XI, no? So then the question becomes where do we upgrade the most. For me it's down to the following choices:

 

Hansen for Lovren

Souness for Henderson

Gerrard for Milner

 

Sure, Dalglish and Barnes may be better than any of those but if you're looking to upgrade our current squad the front 3 are not where you're going to focus. I think I'm just about going to go with prime Souness for Henderson.

 

Any of the three are fine choices, but when it comes down to a final against Ronaldo and his minions, or Bayern and their skillful but delicate midfield I'm taking old Graeme to lay down a (legal-ish) marker against Thiago or Modric early doors and set the tone for us to overrun them in the centre of the park.

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Jan Kromkamp.

Javier Manquillo: How am i doing boss?

 

Jan Krompamp: You're doing a great job son, a great job.

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Prime Suarez and i'd push Firmino back into the midfield. Could you imagine Mo and Suarez together? We'd never lose a game.

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Xabi. We sometimes need to manage games better, and he'd help us immensely in that respect. Souness and Gerrard would be other prime candidates massively improving our CM.

 

It's probably the first time since 1993 that the answer to this question isn't John Barnes (for me, anyway), which to me speaks volumes about our wing/forward play.

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