McClaren May Risk Gerrard

Discussion in 'Liverpool' started by CCSC_STRIKER20, Sep 5, 2007.


    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This better not come back to haunt us.
  2. SiriuslyCold

    SiriuslyCold Member

    Aug 3, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    why didn't we just pull him out of the squad from the beginning, seeing as he was still recuperating from the injury? I feel if McClown does jab Gerrard, Rafa should just issue a sick note next time.

    we've not had the best of luck with internationals, I remember Jamie Redknapp used to get injured playing for England then be out of the team until just before the next round of internationals then he'd get picked - and play, and get injured again. Substitute Harry Kewell for the 21st century version
  3. Samarkand

    Samarkand Member+

    May 28, 2001
    In a move absolutely no-one saw coming, Steven Gerrard has been declared fit for Saturday. Amazing.......:rolleyes:
  4. ForeverRed

    ForeverRed Member+

    Aug 18, 2005
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    What a shame......

    So much to risk for a very sad NT...
  5. Suss

    Suss Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    New York
    Liverpool FC
    McClaren put Gerrard in a terrible position. He says, "we will leave it up to Steven." So Gerrard looks like a bad guy if he doesn't want to risk injury for his country. If Rafa left it up to Gerrard, he would have played against Sunderland and Derby. But thats not whats best for Steven or the team. McClaren is just desperate not to lose his job.
  6. moondance

    moondance Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Liverpool UK
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Exactly right.
  7. Wingtips1

    Wingtips1 Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    sadly, though, it is the written law that the national team manager can call up whomever he wants. and with wins desperately needed and no fat frank, it was a foregone conclusion that he was going to play.
    and let's be honest, it is a broken f*cking toe!! it isn't as if he is just coming back from a metatarsal fracture. both terry and lampard broke toes in the preseason, continually took injections, and neither one of them were/are hobbled by them today.
    I've broken toes over the course of my career, and never once did I need an injection, let alone have to miss a training session on account of said injuries.
    Stevie G will be fine if he plays with a broken toe.
  8. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    McClaren may need a scapegoat...!!!
  9. Springbok FC

    Springbok FC New Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Well, the silver-lining is that there's no way Crouch can get hurt, right?



    CCSC_STRIKER20 New Member

    May 14, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, he put Gerrard in a position that says "Hey it's up to you but if you don't play the English people will think that it's your fault that we lost"
  11. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    We all know how good Stevie is, but are you telling me that after Fat Frank, there's no other midfielder from England good enough to step up and play?

    That's a joke.
  12. ChanceTheDog

    ChanceTheDog New Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    At first I thought you were right, but then I tried to think of someone who came somewhat close. But I can't, especialy with Hargreaves now on the injury list. Jenas is the closest in terms of where he plays on the pitch. The only problem there is that he's very crap. I suppose Reo Coker could do a job, but again he's not so good. The only person I can think of that has any experience in midfield who's any good is Carrick, (though I still can't help thinking I'm missing someone).

    All that said I don't really care. Since the little love affair between Becks, Ericsson and the FA a few years ago, I've lost all interest in the National team.
    I really hope Gerrard leaves them in the lerch.

    Bring back Gazza I say.

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