Hodgson should use Liverpool’s template at the World Cup

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It’s time to adopt the Liverpool model or fail miserably

Date: 24th April 2014 at 6:33pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

For the first time in over a decade, England will go into an international tournament without the need to lean on one individual. The past 10 years has seen the national side pin all its hopes on Wayne Rooney, irrespective of his form heading into each summer. The ‘Golden Generation’ had a fantastic group of players, yet a group with no true system to properly utilise them effectively. Nevertheless, it was Rooney who was seen as the flag bearer for that particular movement, one that has all but burnt out at this stage. Besides an exhilarating title race, English football also has a template it can use to good effect. Much of the discussion earlier this season was focused on how best to use Rooney in the summer. The Manchester United forward is (or was) England’s best striker, but for his club, Rooney has clearly preferred a role a little deeper at No.10. What Roy Hodgson has now is the ... Read More

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