Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by LeTallecWiz, Sep 14, 2021.
Yah for sure -
How many points did it cost us by not having our diamond available last season?
I reckon 15 to 20
Matip's always been great and it's easy to see why he's the preferred partner to VVD. He's started the season in his very best form.
It's a bit tough on Konate and Gomez and I'd like so see them get some game time soon. However if you accept that it's inevitable Matip will break down, it makes sense to use him whilst he's fit and playing very well.
I think he is that tier below Virgil. Bringing out the games he’s been better than VVD is ridiculous. I’d be shocked in a h2h comparison it isn’t 7:1 in Virgil’s favour.
The premier league title.
I remember saying that Maptip was a better CB than Gomez and was only replaced by him becuase of injury and people giving me jip for saying it.
Funny how many of you now are saying the same thing
Rightly or wrongly there's periods when people judge Matip when he's coming back from injury and finding his form, which is pretty frequent.
I think we could have won the title with Rhys & Nat if we'd kept Fabs (and Hendo, when we dropped him back too) in DM.
Think you've had 1 too many Razzle Dazzle's there bud.
That was the key, the fannying about it led to playing Hendo or Fab playing at the back and taken away from midfield was system breaker.
The CM trio maybe considered functional by many outside of LFC but that doesn’t negate what a set of midfielders they are.
Gary Neville described us last night as the best 11 in the PL, just shows good we are as a team still compared to the full on upgrades the challengers including EC winners have taken over the summer.
Just hope this year, regardless of any injuries, we leave the midfield alone .
No there has not. That diamond is the best ever in PL history.
What I love about it mostly is that it makes it almost impossible for teams to beat us in the air. All of them are over 188 cm or 6 ft 2 in.
Would have been way up there, as shown by the run we had once Fabs was back at DM at the latter stage of the season.
Thing is, every time he gets injured for a lengthy period, when he comes back it's like he never was out. No having to get used to the tempo or whatever.
I've heard excuses for others, Ox, Keita etc but Matip just gets on with it. Love the guy.
It helps that he always plays the game at his own tempo.
I think it’s a world of difference getting a defender up to speed and those who are more attacking.
But it's also more risky with a defender. He's not allowed to make mistakes.
Ox however, can run into as many players as he wants in midfield.