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29 Sep 2020 12:11:35
Seen some interesting discussions on firmino. Some rate him others don't
He's not going to get you 25 goals, and if that's what your team needs you don't buy him.
But if you need a striker to link with and create space and time, for two wide strikers, and two attacking wingbacks then he's your man.

For how Liverpool play at the moment, he's the best defensive striker in the world for this system.
Long term the signing of Thiago is a sign the game play is set to change. When this other dimension is added then it may be time for phase in a more conventional striker.
Maybe firmino will be forced to play further up the pitch and that in itself creates more chances for him to convert, and in return more goals.
With a player like Thiago running the midfield, he will not want a striker occupying his spaces so often.

Personally I think he's a top player for any team. Put him in the Man City team for example. the space he would create for debruyne Sterling and the wingers would make them a better team.

{Ed025's Note - a defensive striker? thats a new one on me magic, a bit like a wide playing goalkeeper.. :)

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29 Sep 2020 12:34:21
Whatever Bobby is it wins us the biggest prizes 👌😊.

29 Sep 2020 12:50:00
You do know that Bob Latchford never scored against Liverpool for the Toffees Ed025?

{Ed025's Note - i did,nt know that juicer..

29 Sep 2020 12:56:38
Personally I think he's magic, wouldn't call him a defensive striker as such (although I know what you mean) he's more a creative player, his passing was off at times last night but the space he creates with his movement is what creates so many chances.

We have have mane and salah who will be pushing for 20 goals each this season, bobby's roll is to drag defenders around creating that space and using his first touch to create chances.

That being said it would be nice to have score a few next game 😂.

29 Sep 2020 13:11:59
Yeah he needs to chip in with a few more goals for me this season. Jotta will be breathing down his neck i think.

29 Sep 2020 13:30:41
A defensive striker does not exist.

29 Sep 2020 14:05:34
Lol defensive striker, what's that hahaha. I understand what you're saying though mate and not having a dig because I agree with your post. To me it's not about him scoring goals, his presence on the pitch is enough for me, people don't seem to realize what he offers the team.

29 Sep 2020 15:21:41
Heres one for you juicer Bob Latchford never wrestled hulk Hogan either, what's your point.

29 Sep 2020 15:32:37
We could play exactly the same, but if at the start of the game, rather than 4-3-3, they showed LFC set up as 4-4-2, with Firmino in the middle and he had a 7 on his back no one would have a problem with it.

29 Sep 2020 17:25:45
On Sega football manager you can play a defensive forward.

29 Sep 2020 19:38:29
I was going to type the same Jammin80. It is a thing.

Mane is also a pretty decent defender. We just happen to defend from the front and those front players are amazing at attacking too.
I love this team and system.

29 Sep 2020 21:19:59
There is such a thing as a defensive striker. just not too many around
If we can have attacking fullbacks, offensive midfielders, defensive midfielders. why not a defensive striker or defensive forward.

29 Sep 2020 20:12:24
Wasn’t Neville Southall very wide and played goalkeeper, Ed025?!

He was also one of the greatest though so whatever works!

{Ed025's Note - hes a big guy now KB, but what a keeper he was mate, best cat i have ever seen mate..







 

 

 
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