03 May 2020 11:40:56
Hi Eds, with the need to pay our debts, financial uncertainty, the likes of Clyne, Shaqiri, Lovren, Grujic, Lallana moving on and the crazy prices attached to the likes of Carlos, Werner, Havertz, Dembele 'etc, ' it seems a good time to promote youngsters. Who do you think are ready to step up? Jones, Elliot, Larouci, Williams, Hoever, Lewis? Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - Jones and Williams look the only ones ready, but youngsters only become ready by playing. Elliott's age and possible growth spurts due to it, will probably hold him back from doing any more than being on the fringes just yet. Larouci looks miles off being ready. I am not sure if it is experience or intelligence he lacks, only time will tell, but he has a lot to learn. Hoever just needs to work on the basics and stop trying to do too much, again that will come with experience, hopefully. Lewis needs more gametime to be ready and to stay fit.

That is the biggest problem they face now, they need to play first team football to be ready for first team football!}

1.) 03 May 2020
03 May 2020 13:59:05
Same with me, Ed01. I think only Jones n Williams seem to be ready on the face of it. Hoever is very talented and has the ability to step up but needs more time on the pitch for that and to gain experience and learn. The others? We will have to see.

{Ed001's Note - it is difficult because they need to play as much as possible to become ready.}

2.) 03 May 2020
03 May 2020 16:24:04
What about hoover ed he seemed a very good player perfer him CENTER back myself.

{Ed001's Note - I already said in the original reply about Hoever.}

3.) 03 May 2020
03 May 2020 18:57:36
In the games that he played, it also looked like Chiravella could be a tidy player. The problem is that he's no spring chicken anymore and it would probably be better for his career to move on rather than play a very small bit-part for us. I do rate the lad, though.

{Ed001's Note - I have always liked Chiravella and do think his career has been wasted with us, sadly. If he had been starting out under Klopp, I think he would have been established in the first team by now.}

4.) 03 May 2020
03 May 2020 19:19:49
I agree Ed001. Really sad for such a talented lad. I do think that he's going to be the next Conor Coady though. Not that he's going to move into defence, but that he's going to leave and become a very good player for another top team eventually.

5.) 03 May 2020
03 May 2020 20:55:16
Conor Coady took years to get to the Premier League and he doesn't look out of place. Sometimes the best thing to do is drop down a level, get time under your belt and prove what you can do. Something that you might struggle to get at a top PL club.