26 Oct 2018 10:24:39
Devils advocate here Ed1 but would you take Martial at LFC?

I think he would be a cracking edition if we were to replace Origi in summer. Do you think a player would swap to a direct rival like that nowadays?

I still can never imagine a player swapping MUFC for LFC or vice versa. More so now players get decimated for a couple of bad games!

{Ed001's Note - no, he wouldn't suit our style of play, doesn't work hard enough. He is a good finisher but he offers little else other than losing the ball a bit too often.}

1.) 26 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 10:38:26
Same things have been said about Shaquiri before he joined us dear Ed, I think the lad will be a cracking player if given a chance to work with Klopp.

{Ed001's Note - not the same thing at all. Shaqiri just lacked the work ethic, Martial does not play the right way. A huge difference. If this kind of comparison is just going to be trotted out every time anyone gives an opinion, it is pointless anyone bothering as everyone seems to have decided one performance means Shaqiri is now the hardest working player of all time. I wouldn't mind if people ever bothered to read what is written rather than just constantly misinterpreting it into some nonsense related to what was said about Shaqiri that they misremembered anyway.}

2.) 26 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 10:58:04
Thanks for your reply Ed1. I suppose the same was thought about Shaqiris work ethic too. But I can't say I have studied Martials game in the slightest other than seeing he can finish. Thanks for the insight!

{Ed001's Note - he has a poor touch and lacks close control. His game is based purely on pace and using it to get in behind players. He can't cross, his passing is not very good, but he has excellent composure and so is a good finisher. He needs to be playing on the shoulder of a defender as a centre forward, in the Loic Remy mould of deep lying team using him to counter. He is at his best running onto the ball and hopeless when asked to drop off and get it to his feet.}

3.) 26 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 11:22:55
I personally don't think he has the quick thinking to play quick, one touch, link up play to fit into our front three. Even if he ups his work ethic, the way we opened teams up last year, and also on Wednesday night, was very fast movement between our front three. When you look and think that mane has probably the heaviest touch of our front three so sometimes has to work harder to regain close control, even he is miles ahead of Martial in that area of the game. The only way he would work at Liverpool is if we brought him on as a sub with the view of tactically changing our attacking game if plan A wasn't working for whatever reason but we already have players we can do that with and youth that are coming through already playing our style of play. I do rate him, he's just not what we need.

{Ed001's Note - good assessment WS.}

4.) 26 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 11:23:53
I'll be keeping more of an eye on that now that's for sure. Again, thanks for the insight mate!

{Ed001's Note - welcome mate.}

5.) 26 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 12:31:13
A friend of mine, a man united supporter had a chance to interview Martial (wont say for what- it was related to a kids cause) and he informed me the lad lacked desire to be world class and be better than his team mates, therefore he won't ever be. don't know how he (my friend) got that feeling from an interview but i guess maybe Martial was not interested in the interview and therefore my friend got the impression.
And for me that seems to be the main problem with martial, he hardly looks interested. That won't work under klopp, no matter the kind of options he offers, if any at all.

6.) 26 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 14:19:04
Would much rather give the likes of Brewster a chance than look to purchase Martial.

7.) 26 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018 20:28:01
I have watched Martial a tonne since he moved to MUFC and Ed is Ed is correct. Marial is a one trick pony who lacks any type of intelligence, and variety to his game even tho as Ed said, he is a good finisher and boy, can he finish. To be an LFC player under Klopp's system, Martial is the WORST player you could get to play here. As Ed said, Martial is lazy, lacks any type of work ethic (even French manager Deschamps was fed up with his constant sulking) and does not play the right way and his touch is poor. Don't believe me? Check his second goal vs Chelsea last week where his first touch took the ball 3 yards away from him BUT only scored cos of the massive gap in the Chelsea defence cos no one was even withing 5 yards to close him down after a HORRENDOUS first touch. Nope, he should stay where he is at OT. That's his level.