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LFC Player Ratings: Sheff Utd (A)

Huge win, a lacklustre performance.

The usual cliches will be rolled out - sign of a good team etc but I’ve got to give credit to Sheffield United. They battled and battled and let’s be honest, probably deserved more. Great atmosphere too. Best I’ve heard at a league game in a long time.

Adrian 7 - did well with all the long balls and balls into the box. His kicking must improve.

Trent 5 - always made himself available but I thought he struggled today. Crosses weren’t good enough and once again, the opponents are targeting his area of the pitch.

Matip 8 - considering the amount of long balls into our half, he did very well.

Virg 9 - same as Joel. The two best players for us today.

Robbo 6 - didn’t have a great day but made an incredible block at 0-0.

Gini 6 - got the goal but struggled in a physical midfield battle

Fab 6 - sloppy at times.

Henderson 6 - didn’t have much joy today - just like his two fellow midfielders

Bobby 6 - failed to get into the game today. Seemed to improve when dropped deeper.

Mane 6 - struggled and missed two good chances.

Mo 6 - always making himself available but just didn’t make the right decisions. Should’ve scored to seal the game.

Origi 7 - did very well in his limited cameo

Milner/Ox - N/A

posted on 28/9/19

Sheffield United's setup and whole gameplan was to stop our full backs. Don't think TAA was a 5 however as he still got good crosses in, just they were compact.

Took that wee bit of luck to break them down. Expect others to take note of that gameplan but surely Mane and Salah won't have days like this too often.

posted on 28/9/19

Weird game.

posted on 28/9/19

comment by Inbefore (U20589)
posted 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baz ta’rd (U19119)
posted 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
Teams are seeing taa as a weak link, and rightfully so. For all his great attacking ability he’s still suspect defensively.
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Do you even watch footy and understand it? Hes targeted because salah doEsnt track back as much. I think he defends very well especially considering its ofted 2/3 vs 1! He has his off days sure but hes still a kid ffs zaha the only real player ive seen cause him real problems. Pocketed players like neymar and sane too so swings and roundabouts as youd expect for a young defender.
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There’s a bit of the fact there’s no tracking back, but also a lot to do with the fact he’s suspect at times. . Can be caught out of position a lot. Very good player but needs work defensively.

posted on 28/9/19

I thought the biggest mistake we made was not to take them on 1v1 it was only when Origi came on that he actually showed how slow their defenders were.

posted on 28/9/19

comment by Ole-Dirty-Baz ta’rd (U19119)
posted 2 hours ago
comment by Inbefore (U20589)
posted 2 hours, 14 minutes ago
comment by Ole-Dirty-Baz ta’rd (U19119)
posted 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
Teams are seeing taa as a weak link, and rightfully so. For all his great attacking ability he’s still suspect defensively.
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Do you even watch footy and understand it? Hes targeted because salah doEsnt track back as much. I think he defends very well especially considering its ofted 2/3 vs 1! He has his off days sure but hes still a kid ffs zaha the only real player ive seen cause him real problems. Pocketed players like neymar and sane too so swings and roundabouts as youd expect for a young defender.
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There’s a bit of the fact there’s no tracking back, but also a lot to do with the fact he’s suspect at times. . Can be caught out of position a lot. Very good player but needs work defensively.
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Yeah well again the system we play and klopp asks of our fullbacks its unfair to compare them to more def fullbacks playing in diff systems with different roles to their teams etc. Vs zaha klopp told taa theres diff ways to def and to stay forward as zaha doesnt track back and second half thats what he did and i think we won the game from it as he found the space there etc. Hes gna get caught out of position and thats part of the game like keepers and cbs will make mistakes passing out from the back.

posted on 28/9/19

Ive seen him have numerous brilliant defensive performances vs some of the best attackers in europe, not worried about his defensive ability considering the factors.

comment by luv (U22251)

posted on 30/9/19

Tough day but it's 3 points and we'll move on, play like that vs Leicester and we'll get done.

posted on 30/9/19

Surely Fabinho is deserving of a 7 at the least? He broke up the majority of the play and was solid all game. A 6 is harsh.

posted on 30/9/19

Not sure what game you were watching. Fabinho deserves an 8. He was excellent. Few sloppy passes, but everything else was good. He won the most tackles and broke up play well. Even Matip misplaces a few passes and you've given him an 8. I suggest watching the game again and maybe you'll change your rating on Fabinho. Quite stupid to give him a 6 and say sloppy.

posted on 30/9/19

comment by Firminoisaballer (U8033)
posted 1 minute ago
Not sure what game you were watching. Fabinho deserves an 8. He was excellent. Few sloppy passes, but everything else was good. He won the most tackles and broke up play well. Even Matip misplaces a few passes and you've given him an 8. I suggest watching the game again and maybe you'll change your rating on Fabinho. Quite stupid to give him a 6 and say sloppy.
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He was defo better than a 6 that's for sure. He's turning into one of our best players and keeps getting better with each game. One of the first names on the team sheet now. He's class.

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