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I wonder if someone like Firmino, because of his unique skill-set, is the sort of player you build and develop rather than buy?

 

I mean, the lad used to play defensive midfield, and you see that as a big part of his game playing up front, he's aware of passing lanes and angles, he's got great timing when putting pressure on players, he doesn't just sprint at people, he does it when they don't expect it.

 

So you start to wonder if the first building block for a Firmino back-up is a midfielder, not a striker, albeit one with excellent physical attributes and an eye for goal.

 

Someone like Dele Alli, for example. But not Alli because he's awful at tackling it seems.

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Hendo as back-up striker next season then.

 

Can lead the press with his pointing.

 

Job done, don’t even need to buy anyone.

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Hendo as back-up striker next season then.

 

Can lead the press with his pointing.

 

Job done, don’t even need to buy anyone.

 

Where did Trent play when he came on against Everton?

 

Nah....surely.....nahhhhhhh

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Obviously he’s class, but he can’t play 50 games a season, and we’ve had a look at Solanke and Ings now but both are a huge drop off.

 

Any ideas about a possible understudy to Bobby?

 

Anyone tempted by Arnautovic?

Arnautovic wasn't even interested after his move to West Ham and only started playing once he'd been given the forward number one role. We also need a hard worker and Arnautovic and hard work are distant cousins.

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The balls on him to nick the ball off De Bruyne who was charging through the middle. All of this while on a yellow for a similar incident in the 1st half. Pretty sure it was before Mo's goal too.

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Superb player.  Been our best striker for three years and I hope for many more from him.   Then again, Salah is more or less a striker these days so that's not quite so true.

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He is so crucial to how we play - the way he works and defends from the front winning the ball high up and then linking our attacking play with intelligent play and movement...and he has become more prolific in terms of scoring as well.

 

Think next season we will see him at his peak.

 

Take him out and the other two of the front 3 suffer and we as a team are a much less threatening outfit.

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Love Bobby. Comes off the field having given his all. Some seem to want him replaced as Liverpools number 9 by a proper striker but I just do not get it.

Replacing Bobby with a proper striker is about as good an idea as it is to replace Mo with a proper right winger.
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He is a proper striker, he’s also so much more. As daft as it sounds given Salah’s numbers, he’s still probably our most important player. If Salah or Mane are out we struggle, when Firmino is out the system falls apart.

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He is so crucial to how we play - the way he works and defends from the front winning the ball high up and then linking our attacking play with intelligent play and movement...and he has become more prolific in terms of scoring as well.

 

Think next season we will see him at his peak.

 

Take him out and the other two of the front 3 suffer and we as a team are a much less threatening outfit.

The goal he scored against city is the perfect example of this

 

Puts pressure on Walker.

Walker panics.

Bobby takes advantage of the situation and steals the ball.

Runs into their box without much resistance because their defence aren't expecting to lose the ball so they're upfield out of position.

Then he takes care of business and slots it in for the winner.

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The goal he scored against city is the perfect example of this

 

Puts pressure on Walker.

Walker panics.

Bobby takes advantage of the situation and steals the ball.

Runs into their box without much resistance because their defence aren't expecting to lose the ball so they're upfield out of position.

Then he takes care of business and slots it in for the winner.

It was Otamendi not Walker.

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The goal he scored against city is the perfect example of this

 

Puts pressure on Walker.

Walker panics.

Bobby takes advantage of the situation and steals the ball.

Runs into their box without much resistance because their defence aren't expecting to lose the ball so they're upfield out of position.

Then he takes care of business and slots it in for the winner.

 

 

The good thing about having a proper number 9 in the side would be he'd be closest to congratulate Bobby on this goal.

 

So -- winning!

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Neil Ashton in 2015 writing for the fail.

 

The committee have yet to explain how they came up with the figure of £29million to sign Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim, who finished eighth in the Bundesliga last season.

 

And no he didn’t think it was value for money - what price now (not that any bid should be encouraged!)

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Neil Ashton in 2015 writing for the fail.

 

The committee have yet to explain how they came up with the figure of £29million to sign Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim, who finished eighth in the Bundesliga last season.

 

And no he didn’t think it was value for money - what price now (not that any bid should be encouraged!)

Klopp has transformed Firmino. He didn't look half the player under Rodgers.

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