See you next Tuesday
- Mar 10, 2005
Origi is a good finisher but his close control isn't great and his decision making is too slow for him to be effective as anything other than a straight up number 9.Origi is underrated IMO, always seems to deliver for them when he's called upon and is as good a backup to Firmino as you're likely to get.
Fair enough Shaqiri isn't the standard of Mane/Salah but I think they could cope without one of them for a little while.
It was clear against Newcastle that Mane and Salah's levels drop a bit when Firmino isn't on the pitch, they have to work a lot harder to get scoring opportunities and are easier to snuff out of the game when the defences don't have Firmino to worry about.