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Sadio (he's fine)

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by rurikbird, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. rurikbird

    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    When games are coming thick and fast, we don't always quite appreciate what we are witnessing. So maybe now during this International break is a good time to take a look at Sadio:




    This is some Ronaldinho-level shit. He might not quite match Salah on goal contribution numbers (although it's getting closer), but there is no one in the team – and, possibly, in all of the Premier League – who terrifies, tortures and bamboozles opposition defenders more. Once you're isolated against him with the ball at his feet, you're pretty much left hoping he's going to miss or screw up the move himself – but there is nothing YOU can proactively do to stop him. The harder you try, the more foolish he will make you look. That's what's amazing about Mane – as he gets more clear and efficient with finishing chances, he continually becomes better and better. He's not peaked yet and we can't even guess where that peak lies. His own efficiency is his only limit.

    And on a related note, I think the biggest reason for Klopp's success at improving his players comes from his strength as a person – an ability (and most importantly a willingness) to see deeply into each individual, taking the time to truly understand them and not settle for an easy stereotype. If there is one thing in common between Salah, Mane and Firmino is that all three are quite unique in their combination of qualities; none of them remotely fits any "type" of player we commonly see in the game. Another manager could (and in fact other managers did) miss some of these qualities while being preoccupied with their own tactical ideas and whatnot – they could see Salah as just another speedy winger, Bobby as just a flamboyant playmaker, Sadio as too unpredictable and erratic to build the attack around. Klopp saw far more and with patient coaching remade three £30M attackers into three £100M+ ones.
     
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  2. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    He’s been our best and most valuable player since the CL semi final against Roma Imo.

    Absolutely love him.

    My favourite player.
     
  3. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Spurs supporting friend of mine was at the game in Singapore .. said Mane was the best player on the pitch.
     
  4. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    He's terrific, capable of feats on the pitch that take your breath away.
     
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    Mystic Moderator Moderator

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    Our front three are so damn good in their own unique way, it's almost like someone's created them in FM Editor.

    I wholeheartedly agree with what I think was your implied conclusion, I think Mane is yet to fully peak, and he's going to become the best of the lot. Even though we're all evangelising over him, I still feel his improvement has gone somewhat under the radar,  he's outrageously efficient, and scores such a devastating array of goals, and you can see he's still on an upward trajectory.

    Is there a better wide forward in the world right now?

    Is there a better team in the world right now?

    Nope, enjoy this all lads, what a time to be alive.
     
  6. rurikbird

    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    This is still my favorite:
     
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    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    hmmmmm1 Very Active Member

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    Mane is playing even better than we could have imagined. The competition with salah is bringing out the best of him. He has everything, the turn of pace from a standing start is amazing and now he is banging in the goals and can still do the defensive work.

    Real were  quoted 200 million for him in the summer, at this rate it will be hard to keep him if a silly offer comes in.
     
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    Farkmaster Very Well-Known Member

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    There's a cloud in every silver lining?
     
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    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    He's always scored goals, really. Last season he just scored more.
     
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    binomial Very Active Member

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    Incredible player, so happy we have him.

    Up there with KDB as the best in the league
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    On track to become player of the season
     
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    He is unplayable at times. Monster of a player.  I once thought he'd try move on if Madrid came calling but he's paid handsomely, he's adored by the fans / managers and we just won the European Cup. Let's win the league this year.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Players like Mané just want to play at the highest level.
     
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    He's the mane man. (Sorry)

    He went slightly underratedfor a long time because of Salah but it's clear he's just as much, a force for our success.
     
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    Well said, so true - thats why I chuckle when I see Emery and Manchester United trying so obviously to copy us at the moment.  No matter how hard you try you need a manager like Klopp, maybe if you clone him...But until Man Utd and Arsenal either get their own successful strategy no amount of trying to replicate what Liverpool have done lately will work without Klopp.  Hopefully there isnt a massive exodus when Klopp leaves that will be a sad day.  I imagine once Klopp retires for good he will get a statue erected at Anfield, next to the Origi one lol
     
  17. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    If he brings home a title and another CL he will get one I think.
     
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    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    Premier League top scorers in 2019 across all competitions
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    Yep, he's been our best attacker all year long. 2nd best player.
     
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    Dare I ask... Who's number one?
     

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