Wanyama and Hooiveld doubtful for Liverpool

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Jos Hooiveld and Victor Wanyama are the main injury doubts ahead of Saints’ game against Liverpool tomorrow.

Both players missed last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham and their availability remains uncertain.

Hooiveld is recovering from an eye problem, while Wanyama is hoping to overcome a knock that ruled him out of the Upton Park fixture.

Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “We are assessing Jos Hooiveld and Victor Wanyama’s fitness.

“We still have one more training session until the game tomorrow against Liverpool and, after that, we will be able to know for sure which players are fit for the game.”

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12:24pm Fri 28 Feb 14

hedge end bob says...

I'm not bothered by this news. Jack Cork would be my first choice anyway and Hoover would'nt be in the team at all. FIRE.
I'm not bothered by this news. Jack Cork would be my first choice anyway and Hoover would'nt be in the team at all. FIRE. hedge end bob
  • Score: 1

12:29pm Fri 28 Feb 14

rednwhite72 says...

me too, personally I'm not great wanyama fan...yet! and hoovers a bit out of his depth this season, JC would also be my first choice.
me too, personally I'm not great wanyama fan...yet! and hoovers a bit out of his depth this season, JC would also be my first choice. rednwhite72
  • Score: 3

1:02pm Fri 28 Feb 14

BehindEnemyLines says...

Don't get me wrong, I am really pleased Cork has ceased his opportunity over the last few months and individually has played well, but I think the protection Wanyama offers the centre halfs does better suit our style of play with the full back bombing on. Personally I would prefer to have Wanyama back even if his distribution is worse than Corks.
Don't get me wrong, I am really pleased Cork has ceased his opportunity over the last few months and individually has played well, but I think the protection Wanyama offers the centre halfs does better suit our style of play with the full back bombing on. Personally I would prefer to have Wanyama back even if his distribution is worse than Corks. BehindEnemyLines
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Fri 28 Feb 14

FindAndDestroy says...

BehindEnemyLines wrote:
Don't get me wrong, I am really pleased Cork has ceased his opportunity over the last few months and individually has played well, but I think the protection Wanyama offers the centre halfs does better suit our style of play with the full back bombing on. Personally I would prefer to have Wanyama back even if his distribution is worse than Corks.
Wanyama and Cork have two different skills, one protects the defense while the other is a good distributor.

They are both useful..

But I really would like to see the return of the squad that took us to 3rd spot in the league...
[quote][p][bold]BehindEnemyLines[/bold] wrote: Don't get me wrong, I am really pleased Cork has ceased his opportunity over the last few months and individually has played well, but I think the protection Wanyama offers the centre halfs does better suit our style of play with the full back bombing on. Personally I would prefer to have Wanyama back even if his distribution is worse than Corks.[/p][/quote]Wanyama and Cork have two different skills, one protects the defense while the other is a good distributor. They are both useful.. But I really would like to see the return of the squad that took us to 3rd spot in the league... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 8

1:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

FindAndDestroy says...

I personally prefer a defensive shield than a distributor, we have conceded more goals since wanyama has been injured...
I personally prefer a defensive shield than a distributor, we have conceded more goals since wanyama has been injured... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 7

1:29pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Puddletown Saint says...

Play them both with Spider more advanced............
Play them both with Spider more advanced............ Puddletown Saint
  • Score: 1

1:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

From reading the way that Vic was talking before the WHU game, his problem may be more psychological than physical, may be a fear that the leg will be injured again in a hard tackle, he has to be confident if he is to be efficient.
From reading the way that Vic was talking before the WHU game, his problem may be more psychological than physical, may be a fear that the leg will be injured again in a hard tackle, he has to be confident if he is to be efficient. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Costa Baz says...

Puddletown Saint wrote:
Play them both with Spider more advanced............
Can't understand why that hasn't been tried before.
Morgan is the only one of the three, who is likely to get into the box, and could still get his interceptions and tackles in, only further forward.
[quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Play them both with Spider more advanced............[/p][/quote]Can't understand why that hasn't been tried before. Morgan is the only one of the three, who is likely to get into the box, and could still get his interceptions and tackles in, only further forward. Costa Baz
  • Score: 4

2:28pm Fri 28 Feb 14

FindAndDestroy says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
From reading the way that Vic was talking before the WHU game, his problem may be more psychological than physical, may be a fear that the leg will be injured again in a hard tackle, he has to be confident if he is to be efficient.
I think every injured player would tell you the same thing, you want to protect that leg from going through the same pain again...it's a human thing.

I think it might take sometime to recover like you said psychologically and physically..

Coz tackling is part of his job as a defensive midfielder, that was one of the reasons MoPo wanted him.
When they are in full fitness Morgan and Victor form a formidable defensive shield.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: From reading the way that Vic was talking before the WHU game, his problem may be more psychological than physical, may be a fear that the leg will be injured again in a hard tackle, he has to be confident if he is to be efficient.[/p][/quote]I think every injured player would tell you the same thing, you want to protect that leg from going through the same pain again...it's a human thing. I think it might take sometime to recover like you said psychologically and physically.. Coz tackling is part of his job as a defensive midfielder, that was one of the reasons MoPo wanted him. When they are in full fitness Morgan and Victor form a formidable defensive shield. FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 4

3:01pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Alicesdad says...

Hurrah for Jack Cork !!
Hurrah for Jack Cork !! Alicesdad
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Jan28th1984 says...

Thank God! Lawro has predicted us to lose!
Thank God! Lawro has predicted us to lose! Jan28th1984
  • Score: 0

10:29pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Costa Baz wrote:
Puddletown Saint wrote:
Play them both with Spider more advanced............
Can't understand why that hasn't been tried before.
Morgan is the only one of the three, who is likely to get into the box, and could still get his interceptions and tackles in, only further forward.
I'd like to see it tried sometime. I think Jack and Vic could work and, while I won't try too hard to pick MP's 'best' side, I think Spiderman might benefit from playing behind someone like Jay, with Adam and Davis or Ramirez either side.
[quote][p][bold]Costa Baz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puddletown Saint[/bold] wrote: Play them both with Spider more advanced............[/p][/quote]Can't understand why that hasn't been tried before. Morgan is the only one of the three, who is likely to get into the box, and could still get his interceptions and tackles in, only further forward.[/p][/quote]I'd like to see it tried sometime. I think Jack and Vic could work and, while I won't try too hard to pick MP's 'best' side, I think Spiderman might benefit from playing behind someone like Jay, with Adam and Davis or Ramirez either side. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 0

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