Trippier went because when we had Poch’s system Tippier was simply too slow and constantly got caught in behind making him the weak link of the defence. Under a deeper system like Jose or perhaps let’s see with Nuno that would have been less of a problem.
All our right backs have had issues even Walker. The best full back at their peak I have seen was Rose with us. Let hope Tomiyasu gets done and does the business and Regulion is able to live upto his talent.
When we had both Rose and Walker and there was talk of one of them going , I always hoped it was Rose.
Walker's pace saved us on so many occasions by stopping someone going clean through, usually with an interception and clean up which often wasn't very dramatic and so was forgotten about after the game.
I believe the loss of him and Dembele crippled us.