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When we signed him I thought 10 to 15 goals in his first season would be a success for a player in his age. Wouldn't be surprised if he nets 20+.
Yeah I thought about 15 would be very good, considering Rooney got 17 & 19 in his first 2 seasons and Ronaldo 12 as a 20 year old - and he’s not nearly as good or established as either, nor should he be comparable…. So the fact he looks like he’ll hit that easily has to be considered a success. A great one if he gets anywhere near 20
 

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I really, really, like him, but the wide players really need to service him better. Rashford is Rashford, but Garnacho needs to get his head up and try to pick him out more.

He is making the right runs and movements but he isn’t being picked out for the easy goals often enough.
 

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No, you just didn’t notice before he started scoring.
Spare me the condescension. I've defended him in this thread when he was being compared to Weghorst, so yeah, I noticed his potential. But when he started his first touch wasn't great and he kept losing the ball the very few times it was played to him. His touch still isn't perfect, but it has gotten better which has enabled him to hold the ball up better.

I watched him very carefully today. He is a beast to handle, fast, big and strong. The poachers goal showed good anticipation. The goal he score the previous match was quality. However… watch his runs when Garnacho or Rashford or Bruno have the ball. He is really raw in that he basically makes the same run every time. Straight to the 6 yard box. Not even near or far post. There was one point in the match where Garnacho had the ball in the box and instead of offering the cutback by running towards Garnacho, he, well, ran into the 6 yrd box where there were 3 defenders. He rarely makes diagonal runs to the sideline to release pressure on the wingers with possession and drag defenders wide so the wingers can cut inside. If you look at his heat maps, my guess is that he’s mostly in the center 3rd of the pitch.

He’s raw. Top strikers like Kane, Haaland, Mbappe, Lewandowski, hell, even Nunez are much more polished and much more unpredictable movements in the box.

Hopefully he’ll improve a lot in this area.
I understand where you're coming from. He is a very traditional striker who plays the ball into the wing and attacks the box. But I think part of it is instruction. We're relying on our wingers and FBs for width while ST and AM attack the box. Overall I agree that he needs to mix it up, especially on counters. We can only hope he will learn to change up his game, just like Garnacho is doing.
 

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All I know is that we REALLY needed (need) this signing to work out for us. The young number 9 we bought for big money was always going to have a huge bearing on how good the team we are building would become, and it looks like we just might have got one.
 

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If I am reading stats right, he is one goal off to equal his highest tally in a season for his career.

If we bought him based on his potential from previous years, he's surely exceeding expectations from the club. And thats without proper services and higher expectations to score.

The fact he hasn't let the head drop after a few missed opportunities, that in itself shows he has a strong mindset.

We should be getting behind him as this lad has potential
 

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If I am reading stats right, he is one goal off to equal his highest tally in a season for his career.

If we bought him based on his potential from previous years, he's surely exceeding expectations from the club. And thats without proper services and higher expectations to score.

The fact he hasn't let the head drop after a few missed opportunities, that in itself shows he has a strong mindset.

We should be getting behind him as this lad has potential
His highest tally in all comps was 10 (last year for Atalanta). He’s already beaten that with 11 this season.
 

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All I know is that we REALLY needed (need) this signing to work out for us. The young number 9 we bought for big money was always going to have a huge bearing on how good the team we are building would become, and it looks like we just might have got one.
On current form surely he’s the best 21 year old in the world? If he just stays around this level we are dealing with a good player we can definitely build with, if he keeps improving we could be finally be dealing with a world class striker entering his prime with us. I don’t want to jinx him but the signs are strong that he’s professional and obsessed with improving. He strikes me as a future leader. He is already physically excellent, brave and has good variation in his finishing and play, the sky is the limit.
 
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I think he should be aiming at 20 goals in all comps by the end of the season. Can be done and he’s got the talent to do it.
 

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I thought he could get 15-20 goals this season and finally it looks like he will reach this numbers.....i think that would make a good first season for him with us.

Of course in the future we need a 30+ goal striker.
 

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I think he should be aiming at 20 goals in all comps by the end of the season. Can be done and he’s got the talent to do it.
Saying that two months ago would have seemed a bit unrealistic but it really doesn't now. I think even just getting near it would be pretty good for a kid in his first season.

Rooney bagged 17 in his first season here (although obviously he played as more of a 10). Similar numbers in what is a worse team would be good going.
 

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He gets very little up front, our wingers don't know how to play with an actual CF since they're so used to being the goal scorers. Will take some time, especially how Garnacho is one of them, still very young.
 

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May just be me but it looks like he's putting on muscle. Compared with earlier in the season, he's not falling over like before and he is using his body better. Earlier in the season he was getting knocked off the ball. But he just looks a bit different physically.

He's much better with his back to goal now and that brings others into play. Maybe that will result in him losing a bit of pace like Rashford has, but the Prem demands physicality now and in the kind of duels he's getting involved in, he needs upper body strength.
 
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Definitely can score 15-20 goals this season, which is very good given his age. I think he will become one of best striker in the world in few years time.
 

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May just be me but it looks like he's putting on muscle. Compared with earlier in the season, he's not falling over like before and he is using his body better. Earlier in the season he was getting knocked off the ball. But he just looks a bit different physically.

He's much better with his back to goal now and that brings others into play. Maybe that will result in him losing a bit of pace like Rashford has, but the Prem demands physicality now and in the kind of duels he's getting involved in, he needs upper body strength.
I don't really see this, he was a physical beast right from the time he came in and started manhandling Arsenal's defenders. His hold up play is pretty good (better than Lukaku for sure) but he probably lost the ball earlier on due to some poor first touches. With confidence we are seeing a better version of Højlund, including the goalscoring. We just need to feed him and he will get us goals
 
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I thought he could get 15-20 goals this season and finally it looks like he will reach this numbers.....i think that would make a good first season for him with us.

Of course in the future we need a 30+ goal striker.
While I agree with your comment in that we need a 30+ goal striker in the future that would be dependent on us being a better team as others have said hojlund would be on more goals by now in a better functioning set up but also might have used more sparingly which balances it out i suppose.
 

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I really, really, like him, but the wide players really need to service him better. Rashford is Rashford, but Garnacho needs to get his head up and try to pick him out more.

He is making the right runs and movements but he isn’t being picked out for the easy goals often enough.
He’s definitely looking up and trying to pick him out now at least, which is a big improvement. Just needs to keep working hard and getting the passes right
 

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May just be me but it looks like he's putting on muscle. Compared with earlier in the season, he's not falling over like before and he is using his body better. Earlier in the season he was getting knocked off the ball. But he just looks a bit different physically.

He's much better with his back to goal now and that brings others into play. Maybe that will result in him losing a bit of pace like Rashford has, but the Prem demands physicality now and in the kind of duels he's getting involved in, he needs upper body strength.
I think it’s just him finally being healthy.
 

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Love that he’s doing well now.

He does need to work on attacking crosses. I know the delivery he gets is shocking with wide players never passing but he always seems a little late to them - see the cross from Dalot to him va that to Mcotminay who always seems to test or beat the keeper.
 

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The best thing about him is, he looks like he's mentally up to it and properly motivated. Maybe it's because he's had to prove himself as a young player in 3 foreign countries now and that gives him the edge mentality wise over people like say...Jesse Lingard.
 

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Hojlund telling the Villa fans to shh with a “2-1” gesture :)

And upsetting shaky t!ts at the same time :lol:
Craig David giving it the bigun. Just walk away, winning is not in your DNA. Don't have an Insomnia tonight. Your fans don't love you no more. Better rendezvous with your manager after that sexual celebration before you're put up for sale in 7 days.
 

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If I am reading stats right, he is one goal off to equal his highest tally in a season for his career.

If we bought him based on his potential from previous years, he's surely exceeding expectations from the club. And thats without proper services and higher expectations to score.

The fact he hasn't let the head drop after a few missed opportunities, that in itself shows he has a strong mindset.

We should be getting behind him as this lad has potential
He's only ever really been in the starting lineup for half a season before this one, so he really should be beating his previous records now that he's playing more or less every game. But yeah, it's promising to see he got through a tough first half to the season.
 

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I’ve been a big defender of him all season because you could tell the goals would come. Having said that his all round game has also clearly improved, I would say from a mixture of more confidence plus getting used to the pace and physicality of the league. He’s going to be some player and I think he’s capable of 30 goal seasons.
 

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Anybody else not celebrate Hojlund's goal because they thought it was offside?

And then still didn't celebrate until the replay because they were convinced it was offside?

Basically, feck VAR.
 

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If he played in Citeh’s team, he would be on 20 goals by now. Easy
Anybody else not celebrate Hojlund's goal because they thought it was offside?

And then still didn't celebrate until the replay because they were convinced it was offside?

Basically, feck VAR.
Yep! So frustrating. Ruins so many goal scoring moments, which is basically the best moments of watching your team.
 

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May just be me but it looks like he's putting on muscle. Compared with earlier in the season, he's not falling over like before and he is using his body better. Earlier in the season he was getting knocked off the ball. But he just looks a bit different physically.

He's much better with his back to goal now and that brings others into play. Maybe that will result in him losing a bit of pace like Rashford has, but the Prem demands physicality now and in the kind of duels he's getting involved in, he needs upper body strength.
I think it's more that you have to set yourself a bit quicker when receiving the ball in the PL as defenders are generally allowed to be a lot more aggressive going through the back of an attacker.
 

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Craig David giving it the bigun. Just walk away, winning is not in your DNA. Don't have an Insomnia tonight. Your fans don't love you no more. Better rendezvous with your manager after that sexual celebration before you're put up for sale in 7 days.
I’m not sure I understand this post. Can you fill me in? Maybe re-rewind it? Did the crowd say something when Rasmus was selected? I’m not sure if pissing Villa fans off was the right thing to do, but some people are just born to do it.
 

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We've got our striker for years to come. He's absolutely brilliant. Those 'scruffy' goals are what we've missed for years.
 

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Anybody else not celebrate Hojlund's goal because they thought it was offside?

And then still didn't celebrate until the replay because they were convinced it was offside?

Basically, feck VAR.
Was just speaking about this at work. I was completely convinced it was off because VAR has normalised this.
 

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Anybody else not celebrate Hojlund's goal because they thought it was offside?

And then still didn't celebrate until the replay because they were convinced it was offside?

Basically, feck VAR.
Everyone in the pub said "offside" so I was convinced.

On this occasion VAR didn't matter, would've still thought it was offside.
 

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Very happy for the lad. He's doing incredibly well given the shocking lack of service he receives.

He should be aiming for 20 goals in all comps, which would be a fantastic achievement to have in his debut season.
 

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He's going to be a very complete striker. There is really little that he misses. Fast, strong, tall, good aerially, good in hold up play, link up play, can carry the ball, has a venomous shot on him and can actually create for others. If we were a proper team he'd already be scoring for fun in the PL, fantastic signing.
 

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He's going to be a very complete striker. There is really little that he misses. Fast, strong, tall, good aerially, good in hold up play, link up play, can carry the ball, has a venomous shot on him and can actually create for others. If we were a proper team he'd already be scoring for fun in the PL, fantastic signing.
Well said.
 

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Very happy for the lad. He's doing incredibly well given the shocking lack of service he receives.

He should be aiming for 20 goals in all comps, which would be a fantastic achievement to have in his debut season.
We should have 16 more games minimum hopefully if we beat Forrest in the cup.
He's on 11 goals, so 20 is definitely achievable.
He's had a whirlwind start to his career moving from Denmark to Austria to Italy to the PL, all before the age of 20. He had no preseason.
So all things considered, he's doing well so far.
 

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Anybody else not celebrate Hojlund's goal because they thought it was offside?

And then still didn't celebrate until the replay because they were convinced it was offside?

Basically, feck VAR.
Yep. I just sat there waiting for it to be chalked off.

I still would keep VAR as I genuinely think people have forgotten how annoying it is to have a goal scored against you that is clearly offside or whatever. But we need some form of almost instantaneous automatic decision.
 

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Anybody else not celebrate Hojlund's goal because they thought it was offside?

And then still didn't celebrate until the replay because they were convinced it was offside?

Basically, feck VAR.
Yep not even a minor cheer. Completely thought it was off, fecking VAR…