Firmino

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How many of you guys could do this?? Be honest :lol:
With no pressure? Probably quite easily if I get a couple of tries. In a match situation? Definitely not.
 

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The first Liverpool goal vs Salzburg was a sight to behold. This is the kind of goal which team in its full pomp scores. Just look at that run and the beautiful one two between Mane and Firmino, the kind of goals we used to score with Ronaldo Rooney and Tevez or Barcelona during MSN days. Also goes to show what good coaching can do to players. It hurts even more when watching our greatest rivals doing everything right.
 
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How many of you guys could do this?? Be honest :lol:
I can't. But it's a positive side-effect of one-footedness. If you're sufficiently two-footed, there's no need for a rabona. It does look good though.
 

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Saw a stat that since the start of last season (or the year before) Firmino has the most assists in the CL.

Still think he needs to add a few more goals but Mane & Salah do provide that pretty well.
 

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Saw a stat that since the start of last season (or the year before) Firmino has the most assists in the CL.

Still think he needs to add a few more goals but Mane & Salah do provide that pretty well.
He has his strengths and weaknesses, but there arent many if any better at linking up with other front players and getting them in goalscoring positions
 

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He has his strengths and weaknesses, but there arent many if any better at linking up with other front players and getting them in goalscoring positions
Exactly I believe when Liverpool’s front three require the eventual upgrade (or change due to players being sold) Klopp would keep Firmino and replace Salah/Mane
 

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He's like Benzema was for Ronaldo, fantastic at linking up and getting the other in goalscoring positions.
 

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People say he's a striker but he's actually a Number 10 and Liverpool basically play the 90's tactics on coke (4-3-1-2). Because Salah and Mane don't really track back that much.
 

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He is also the reason we have an effective press. He leads the pack. The defensive side of his game

is second to none for an attacking player. He is a true monster. This season his link-up play has gone a gear up too.
 

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People say he's a striker but he's actually a Number 10 and Liverpool basically play the 90's tactics on coke (4-3-1-2). Because Salah and Mane don't really track back that much.
Salah and Mane don’t need to track back when they are pressing the team constantly.
 

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People say he's a striker but he's actually a Number 10 and Liverpool basically play the 90's tactics on coke (4-3-1-2). Because Salah and Mane don't really track back that much.
Exactly, people should stop saying he's a false 9 who likes to drop back. He's a 10 than likes to join the attack occasionally.
 

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Salah and Mane don’t need to track back when they are pressing the team constantly.
No but when the other team has long spells of posession, Mane and Salah are rarely helping out the full back, that's why the 3 center midfielders have to run much more than usual.

It really is very similar to the classical 4-3-1-2 with the number 10 entering the box. It's a re-interpretation of 90s football.

And the opposing fullbacks really have to make a decision whether to attack or not because Salah and Mane aren't getting deep into their own halves and it must be terrifying. Because they dont track back there are a lot of 1v1 situations when they regain posession
 

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No but when the other team has long spells of posession, Mane and Salah are rarely helping out the full back, that's why the 3 center midfielders have to run much more than usual.

It really is very similar to the classical 4-3-1-2 with the number 10 entering the box. It's a re-interpretation of 90s football.

And the opposing fullbacks really have to make a decision whether to attack or not because Salah and Mane aren't getting deep into their own halves and it must be terrifying. Because they dont track back there are a lot of 1v1 situations when they regain posession

It’s a very good system. Allows the team to play possession football.
 

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Thought he was a bit 'meh' in his first season under Rodgers. But thanks to the signings of Mane & Salah we've really seen what he's capable of. Doubt he'd be anywhere near as effective for another club if he didn't have a couple of talented strikers alongside him.
 

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His stats in CL are funny. 28 games played, 14 goals, 13 assists. Daaaaamn
 

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Bobby is a 1 in 3 striker, not that prolific but he is very unselfish in the way he plays in his teammates. He does get a fair amount of assists.
 

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You need to have other goal scoring options especially as wingers for Firmino to work. Not if you have goal shy wingers like Willian