this is a great post - I was having the same discussion today - evryone was saying that Liverpool beat Newcastle last week with 10 men because Momo was so dire. he looks absolutely rubbish and his awareness and passing is third rate, but if I was an opposition player I would hate to play against him because he has these telescopic spaghetti legs, and you can't get away from him. He's one of the best breaking up players in the league, but playing him is a defensive option, which should not be taken at Anfield, but maybe in some away ties. His poor distribution is only surpassed by Hyppia's, and Carragher is no Alan Hansen, so to get the best out of Sissoko you need to have some centre backs who can distribute the ball and make the extra man in midfield (Agger is a bad miss). Barcelona were allegedly considering a circa £14m bid before the season started, and although he would not please the purists at the Camp Nou he would do a good job of protecting their back four.