12 Feb 2018 21:49:46
ed1 - why do you think klopp rotates the CB pairing so much? even since VVD has been here, bar one game he was injurd, I don't think we have played the same partnership? and obviously before VVD came the CB partnership varied every game.
you know a specific reason or two why?

{Ed001's Note - no idea sorry, I understand not starting Lovren against Saints though, as he tends to struggle against them.}


1.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 07:11:00
It's a shame really as in my own personal opinion I thought our best centre back this season before VVD came in was Klavan but it looks like he has been relegated to 4th choice now.


2.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 08:47:26
its simple, because he doesn't have one solid trustworthy defender.


3.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 10:00:07
Klavan knew what his role would be when he signed and it is mainly due to injury and consistency issues that have led him to playing a lot more than he has played. Overall tho, he has been more than solid for us since he came esp. this season. He's my kind of player as in, knows his role, gives his all when he plays and tho not the most brilliant, he is quite good passing out the back and is the most uncompromising CB we have which sometimes, is what is needed.


4.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 10:07:01
thanks ed1. I was thinking that one way to get contributions from the CBs is play a consistent pairing or do what Klopp has been and keep rotating them and keeping em fresh / on their toes!?

{Ed001's Note - centre backs hate being rotated as a good 50% of their game is based on teamwork with their centre back partner.}


5.) 13 Feb 2018
13 Feb 2018 18:16:20
Apparently none wants to be rotated. We rotate mostly coz most of them except the front three are average that they needed to be dropped.


6.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 10:44:30
You are right guys, when we last won the european Cup we had a defence that played with each other week in and week out. Hypia and henchoz, babbel and risse (was it babbel? Or finnan) but you get my point. I like that but klopp is revolutionary, football has changed. They are all expected to know their role, I bet he plays the two cbs, that he wants for the match, together in training all week.