If you’re not following Friends of Liverpool on Twitter then you are doing Twitter wrong. Head on over to @friendsoflfc and your opinion could end up on the site.
Like this time, where @friendsoflfc tweeted out a poll surrounding the whole Philippe Coutinho saga and what area of the first team squad should Jurgen Klopp look to improve first with all that money. Here’s the results:
Where should we immediately strengthen with the Coutinho money? #LFC
— Friends of Liverpool (@friendsoflfc) January 7, 2018
So, resoundingly split between goalkeepers and a replacement for the departed Brazilian. Interestingly, a couple of people took issue with an omission from the poll choices:
Why no one offered to vote for the position of defensive midfielder? We have only lame Hendo and bad Can.
— Oleg1960 (@Old_Old_Ben) January 7, 2018
No defensive mid option no
— Chris Hurst (@_Chris_Hurst_) January 7, 2018
A couple of shouts for defensive midfield there, something we can all agree has been painfully obvious in some of our bigger games this season at Wembley and the Etihad. Interesting words from Oleg1960 too who called Henderson ‘lame’ and Can ‘bad’. I don’t think many would disagree with assessment of the captain but I’d take issue with the analysis of Can. He’s a hell of a player who we’d be foolish to lose.
People also took to the replies to share who they wanted to. We got a couple of people being very clear in letting us know just who the first player they think we should try and sign is:
If we try to sign a goal keeper, he should be only oblack.
Nobody else !!
— Milad Rahnoma (@MiladRahnoma) January 7, 2018
JAN FUCKING OBLAK
— Nate (@nathan_p91) January 7, 2018
Oblak has certainly made Thibaut Courtois a distant memory for Atletico fans and developed into one of the finest keepers in Europe so his signing would certainly be a statement.
Others were less certain and gave us different responses. Lou outlined all of the areas she thinks needed improving:
GK, DM and striker
— Lou (@mrs_patch) January 7, 2018
It’s hard to argue with that really.
Meanwhile, Andy C kept his response short, simple and to the point:
Can I vote for all
— Andy C (@Andy11_78) January 7, 2018
There’s probably a few people would have joined you in that camp Andy.
What this poll does show is that there’s plenty of work to be done to the Liverpool squad to make us a real force once again. It also shows that we should be patient and not just buy a player for the sake of buying a player. The split between a keeper and a replacement for Phil is indicative of the debate likely raging on inside the club right now. The key is not to panic with all this new money.
We want to end up with Coutinhos not Balotellis, Carrolls, Lamberts and Markovics.