Tue 18/12/12 at 08:45
Not sure Rodgers rates Assaidi, he just hasn't featured when he has looked lively in the Europa league games.. Playing Downing and Cole in front of him when you would think both have little future.
Sterling could do with a break though, I'd imagine if we get some business done early in the window then he will get a break... I wouldn't be surprised to see him benched against Fulham though, possibly Suso coming in.
Allen doesn't look tired to me, he is not someone who gets hold of the game by the scruff of the neck, is just tidy, I think when we are winning his work will be praised but when we aren't he looks to be doing little to inspire us.. He doesn't seem to move the ball forward quick enough, keeps the ball nicely but it tends to be sideways and allows the opposition to get back. We need better movement in front of him though.
Henderson or Shelvey could have a run in there, both tend to look
Forward quicker.. Currently the midfield balance isn't working overall though..
Sahin can go back to Madrid now for me... Has ability but his heart isn't in it (like the majority of loan players)