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Liverpool vs Chelsea: 'Timid and frail' Blues star slammed before Liverpool clash


Sept. 20, 2019

Liverpool can’t wait to take on Chelsea on Sunday and Christian Pulisic has been slammed before the game by Craig Burley on ESPN.
Pulisic has struggled for game time recently and this has caused pundits across the world to question his future with the Stamford Bridge side.
The Reds were linked with the American for a fairly extended period but decided against the deal in the end – with the Borussia Dortmund lad eventually choosing a London future.
And the panel at ESPN had a fairly heated discussion over Pulisic, who will probably feature against Liverpool due to the recent Chelsea injury crisis.
For some reason, things degenerated into a debate about what American football fans think about the attacker – who has only made four appearances this season throughout all competitions.
And Burley reckons that ‘timid’ Pulisic is a bit too ‘frail’ for the Premier League, despite the ability to do a few good things every so often – and compared the signing to that of Fernando Torres who was left on the bench.
Others joined in on the bashing of the big money man, and reckoned he doesn’t do enough on the ball or in defense. Apparently his tactic appreciation is also lacking and Pulisic faces dropping down the pecking order.
So it looks like Liverpool really dodged a bullet with the American, as Klopp’s style demands his footballers to be good at everything the Chelsea youngster is lacking in.
High levels of fitness, combined with a strong work ethic and understanding of his system is the name of the game for the German. We’ve seen time and time again that new signings are eased into things gradually, until they can carry out instruction to the letter.
It happened with Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri. We should be lucky that it won’t happen with Pulisic.
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