ESR Future, Klopp the Flopp and Xhaka Redemption

Emile Smith Rowe Future

It has now been confirmed that Emile Smith Rowe will be out untill Christmas with the same muscle injury that has plagued his young career.

I got heavily criticised a few weeks ago for daring to question his future at the club.

Whilst I get that he is a Hale End boy, one of our own, we have to get better at selling players at the right time. And next summer could be the right time to cash in on the Englishman.

He will still be just 23 and not yet have the “sicknote” label that will see his transfer value plummet.

Smith Rowe will still command a huge transfer fee, and that money can go into funding a replacement who does not have his questionable injury record.

Klopp the Flop

When do the Liverpool owners begin to get itchy feet with Jurgen Klopp?

Yes, he has worked wonders with Liverpool in his 7 seasons at the club – winning 4 trophies in that time – but with 10 points from the opening 7 games, surely the axe can not be far away?

12 months ago, after losing our first 3 games, we also had 10 points from the opening 7. All the press were on Mikel Arteta’s back. He was favourite to “wein” the sack race.

The “Klopp-era” will be talked about by the Scouse loving Liverpool as one of the greatest era’s in Premier League history. But ultimatley they have won 1 more trophy than Chelsea and Manchester United, 2 more than Arsenal and Leicester City and 6 less than Manchester City.

Is Klopp becoming more well known for finishing second (to Bayern & Man City) than being a winner?

Granit Xhaka Redemption

For the second game in a row the Arsenal faithful were cheering Granit Xhaka’s name at the final whistle.

Tomorrow I will write something a little deeper on his redemption, but as someone who has always backed him I feel vindicated.

Xhaka was never the bad player some made him out to be. He just became the punching bag for an unhappy fanbase.

It is easy to forget sometimes that footballers are still human and young men. At 30-years-old, Xhaka is younger than most of those that hurled abuse at him.

I am glad he is now in a better head space, and playing with a smile on his face.

His partnership with Thomas Partey and Martin Odergaard is probably the second best midfield trio in the league behind Rodri, Gundagon and de Buryne.

He is the leader of this team. The managers voice on the pitch.

Xhaka is already taking his coaching badges and working with our youth teams. Future Arsenal manager?



3 thoughts on “ESR Future, Klopp the Flopp and Xhaka Redemption

  1. Josiah

    I’m of the opinion that ESR should be sold and a more natural LW should be bought
    ESR is a good player but he can’t command a certain position.(Odegaard, vieira for CAM, Martinelli for LW).



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