Jubilee wrote:a) Babel is a nothing player. Liverpool fans hate him, he's like Nani used to be, all pace, nothing else. No brain, no urgency, late for training and moaning on twitter.
b) Aquilani and Keane aren't good players. Keane has ended up at Celtic this year, and Aquilani hasn't featured cuz he's not good enough.
c) Lucas is decent! He really really is, he does what he does quietly and effectively. If I took over Liverpool I'd want him, Reina, Torres, Gerrard and Agger. Everyone else can fuck off.
Seriously, Liverpool havn't been a contender in years. He was so so lucky last year when Liverpool had something like 11 players sent off against them in the league, and went out of all cups pretty early on. He's never had more than an average squad and it's shown.
a. Probably, but it's taken 3 years to find that out because he only got played sparingly on the left wing. He's actually done quite well in "big" games but doesn't show up for the day-in-day-out.
b. They're certainly not worth their price tags but they could be (or could have been) solid contributors if used effectively ... or just used.
c. I am one of the few Liverpool fans who doesn't hate Lucas. He's not a bad player but he's caught in a situation where he's the second defensive midfielder (which is stupid in the first place) and he's not Xabi Alonso. Whatever he may do, he doesn't contribute to the attack.
The common thread is that Benitez buys players and then doesn't play them or plays them out of position. I just read that Juventus want him. I'll drive him.