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  1. #1 Default Firmino as a number 9 or a number 10? 
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    Firmino creating chances for the main striker - But have one less body in midfield (4-2-3-1)
    Firmino as the main striker - But have one more body in midfield (4-3-3)

    What you rather see?
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    All I care about is he stays with the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Ottershaw View Post
    All I care about is he stays with the club.
    Pretty much this.

    Frustrating at times with his bizarre loss of control, but still manages to get very respectable goal and assist stats and his work rate is ridiculous, wherever he plays.
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    could be very good as a 10, just hasn't played there enough for us
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    10, I think his attributes more closely suit it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyMc9 View Post
    could be very good as a 10, just hasn't played there enough for us
    You might be right. It is just his unnecessary losing of possession that would concern me in the deeper role. He hardly ever loses the ball in advanced attacking positions, but quite often does in midfield. Probably about decision making, as he clearly has great feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Centre View Post
    You might be right. It is just his unnecessary losing of possession that would concern me in the deeper role. He hardly ever loses the ball in advanced attacking positions, but quite often does in midfield. Probably about decision making, as he clearly has great feet.
    yes i know what you mean he can be a bit careless or try a hard pass in an area where he can be caught but i think the more he'd play there the better he'd be
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyMc9 View Post
    yes i know what you mean he can be a bit careless or try a hard pass in an area where he can be caught but i think the more he'd play there the better he'd be
    Or the constant attempt at little flicks to keep the play moving at high speed but very often uncalled for. He has the ability to hold the ball and wait for others to move up the pitch and really play make around the box so just wished he did that more (especially when the rest of the team treat the ball like a bomb).
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    http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...minos-contract

    Let's get the ********** signed up first. He's on for 25 goals this season and with Benzema's form Real might be sniffing around.
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    I think he's a 10, but we have to play him as a 9 as we need three in midfield until we get better balanced players. Keita goes a long way to solving that. Get another top quality balanced midfielder in and we'll be able to play 4-2-3-1 with Firmino as a 10 and a more orthodox striker up front.
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    Jeez only 21.3M! I'm sure there were add ons, but great value that.
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    Number 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrawleyRed View Post
    I think he's a 10, but we have to play him as a 9 as we need three in midfield until we get better balanced players. Keita goes a long way to solving that. Get another top quality balanced midfielder in and we'll be able to play 4-2-3-1 with Firmino as a 10 and a more orthodox striker up front.
    Sturridge is back in training..
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    Hes good as a striker, but I think hed be on another level as a #10 for us.

    Its partly why Id rather we spend the Coutinho money on a striker and a partner for Keita, rather than Lemar.

    Imagine Firminos link up play with a quality striker ahead of him, ridiculous stuff.
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    Hes a a 9.5
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    Quote Originally Posted by aGothAndaJock View Post
    http://www.skysports.com/football/ne...minos-contract

    Let's get the ********** signed up first. He's on for 25 goals this season and with Benzema's form Real might be sniffing around.
    Hes a good player and brilliant for us but come on he's not a Real Madrid striker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1210 View Post
    Hes a good player and brilliant for us but come on he's not a Real Madrid striker.
    I'd rather Firmino over Benzema for starters. He's better than Morata too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aGothAndaJock View Post
    I'd rather Firmino over Benzema for starters. He's better than Morata too.
    I would prefer him over them too but if they are in the market for a new striker it will be someone better than Firmino.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1210 View Post
    I would prefer him over them too but if they are in the market for a new striker it will be someone better than Firmino.
    Fair.

    He'd be brilliant in their diamond formation though -

    ....Modric
    Kroos, Isco
    ....Firmino
    Bale, Ronaldo

    4-3-3 when it suits.
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    This is what Firmino is reported to have said on the Cou transfer. Bad news if true as it gives the impression he thinks we're a selling club.

    Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino says the club is "no longer the same" without his "magical brother" Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker, who was the best man at Firmino's wedding last year, confirmed his 142m move to Barcelona on Monday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghyllred View Post
    This is what Firmino is reported to have said on the Cou transfer. Bad news if true as it gives the impression he thinks we're a selling club.

    Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino says the club is "no longer the same" without his "magical brother" Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker, who was the best man at Firmino's wedding last year, confirmed his 142m move to Barcelona on Monday.
    Bobby is basically saying that he misses his best mate, nothing more than that.

    People are like far too much into his comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewdleyfan View Post
    Bobby is basically saying that he misses his best mate, nothing more than that.

    People are like far too much into his comment.
    Who's Bobby going to introduce to the teeth whiteners next?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghyllred View Post
    This is what Firmino is reported to have said on the Cou transfer. Bad news if true as it gives the impression he thinks we're a selling club.

    Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino says the club is "no longer the same" without his "magical brother" Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker, who was the best man at Firmino's wedding last year, confirmed his 142m move to Barcelona on Monday.
    Bad news? If my work colleague left who was also my best mate it wouldn't mean I would want to leave but work would no longer be the same. Reading too much into it.
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    So far this season as a #9 he's got 9 goals and 4 assists. His scoring rate is similar to that of Lukaku, Morata, Lacca, Jesus, Vardy all so called 'better' #9's than him. So I dont see the need to change anything here. It's not broke so why do people want to fix it?
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    Id be gutted if my best mate left too, so soon after another fellow Brazilian left as well.

    We need to buy a Brazilian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1210 View Post
    Bad news? If my work colleague left who was also my best mate it wouldn't mean I would want to leave but work would no longer be the same. Reading too much into it.
    This
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Monk- View Post
    I’d be gutted if my best mate left too, so soon after another fellow Brazilian left as well.

    We need to buy a Brazilian.
    That's the bald facts of it alright!
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    Until we improve elsewhere, I don't really care. We're talking about whether we should play Henderson, Wijnaldum, or Can in midfield, or move Firmino back a bit and play Sturridge, Ings, or Solanke up front. Nothing there looks appealing to me.

    If I were building the squad though, I'd sign midfielders comfortable playing in a two, and look to sign a striker to play ahead of Firmino.
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    Did we really need another thread for this topic.
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