This is a particularly depressing link, whether true or not.
The problem is that we feel as if in some strange limbo between the diamond and systems NJ is trying to get away from. But we ain’t got the fundamental components of the diamond, so it’s like watching a bird with an injured wing.
The result is that all of these links feel a bit empty, because they won’t impact our deficiencies. So, strangely I feel little different about Hogan and Gayle, while fully recognising the former is abject and the latter rather good.
Klopp had the right idea. He needed a CB and got the one he wanted. He needed a GK and got the one he wanted. He prioritised the deficiencies. We need Rico Henry, Mo Besic and we need Scott Hogan about as much as Hulk Hogan.