Haman: Fabinho is no longer a defensive shield, Liverpool with Thiago is not good enough
January 4th In the talkSPORT program, former Liverpool midfielder Haman talked
When it comes to the current situation of the Red Army, he said that Fabinho’s performance is not as good as in the past few years. When Thiago was in the team, Liverpool was not good enough.
Hamann put it this way: "I think game management has always been one of Liverpool’s strengths, they always know what to do at the right time. But obviously it depends on the form of the players and I would say the main players may
It’s Fabinho because he doesn’t act as a defensive shield like in past years."
"When there’s no protection in the back four, obviously you give the opposition a chance and Liverpool have two very attacking full-backs, we know that, so the stability of the midfield is more important. In the last six or seven
In a matter of months, Fabinho has changed."
"Also Thiago, Liverpool got a player who can hold the ball, but I don’t think Liverpool are good enough at the moment with Thiago in the team. Now Liverpool’s situation depends on Fabinho taking over.
performance over the next few months, or maybe until the end of the season."
Hamann, who has been wary of Thiago’s performances, suggested in the months after Thiago joined Liverpool from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020 that Klopp’s regular use of Thiago could affect their previous title-winning formula.
In addition, he also said that Newcastle’s Joe Linton may be suitable for Liverpool.
Harman went on to say: "I think if Fabinho can’t get back to form, then they may need a midfielder, and then I also think that they also need an attacking midfielder. I have been paying attention to Joe Linton.
players, I think they need to be physically fit in the midfield."
"I think Liverpool have a lot of players in midfield, they are all similar, they can all have the ball and they are all very talented technically. But I think they need physicality, especially in the competition in the Premier League. If France
Binho hasn’t found his form and I would say they need a defensive midfielder and a player who can bring goals in midfield."