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      Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?

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      lester76
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      Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Feb 11, 2019 11:57:49 pm
      With Less than 4 months left in our season, whom do you believe will be the most essential player for us as we continue our journey to domestic and European glory?

      Alison has been pretty much excellent since he joined us. A few mistakes but seems to thrive upon the pressure of the big games. Still loads of room for improvement but what a step up for us between the sticks
      Robertson continues to be virtually perfect and VVD’s calming and authorities influence has been revolutionary

      In the midfield, I have been massively impressed with Fabinho’s development and Gini has made himself virtually a first pick each game

      Our front three have all had their ups and downs this season but now seem to be getting closer to their brilliance of last year

      On the fringes, we have all seen how impressive Shaqiri is off the bench and all of us are looking forward to Ox making a comeback from injury soon

      Personally I have been massively impressed by Fabinho
      I honestly believe that if he is on form that he can be the reason why hopefully we end our season with a premier league title at least

      Thoughts?
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #1: Feb 12, 2019 12:42:11 am
      With Less than 4 months left in our season, whom do you believe will be the most essential player for us as we continue our journey to domestic and European glory?

      Alison has been pretty much excellent since he joined us. A few mistakes but seems to thrive upon the pressure of the big games. Still loads of room for improvement but what a step up for us between the sticks
      Robertson continues to be virtually perfect and VVD’s calming and authorities influence has been revolutionary

      In the midfield, I have been massively impressed with Fabinho’s development and Gini has made himself virtually a first pick each game

      Our front three have all had their ups and downs this season but now seem to be getting closer to their brilliance of last year

      On the fringes, we have all seen how impressive Shaqiri is off the bench and all of us are looking forward to Ox making a comeback from injury soon

      Personally I have been massively impressed by Fabinho
      I honestly believe that if he is on form that he can be the reason why hopefully we end our season with a premier league title at least

      Thoughts?

      Every player is important for us from now to the end of the season.Any player who puts the ball in the opposition net is important if he  can get us the necessary 3 points.Likewise any player who stops the opposition from scoring is equally important.It is time for all of the squad to stand up and be counted-No surrender.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #2: Feb 12, 2019 08:51:45 am
      It's a close call between Alisson and Virgil van Dijk for me.

      But I've come down that the one essential player is Alisson.  Replace him with Mignolet and there would be, across 12 games, 100% definitely some unnecessary points dropped.

      If van Dijk was out we could 'possibly' manage with a fit combo of Gomez, Matip, Lovren and Fabinho.
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      Reply #3: Feb 12, 2019 09:19:38 am
      Allison for the reasons mentioned above. Touch wood that doesn't jinx it, but its rare an gk gets injured at this stage of season (always seems to be pre season with us!)

      Other than that, VVD, Gini and Salah in that order.
      Scotia
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      Reply #4: Feb 12, 2019 09:20:50 am
      Tell you what.........could just be that Joe Gomez or AOC turn out to be the difference.....

      Of the rest I think we suffer most right now without Alisson.

      I reckon Saturday we’re 0–1 when Fraser has that shot after a couple mins.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #5: Feb 12, 2019 11:19:06 am
      Tell you what.........could just be that Joe Gomez or AOC turn out to be the difference.....

      Of the rest I think we suffer most right now without Alisson.

      I reckon Saturday we’re 0–1 when Fraser has that shot after a couple mins.

      Allison, Gini, Mane, Firmino, Salah have all shown how important to us especially Firmino, but I believe the Bayern Munich CL first leg will prove how important VVD is to us and will be for the rest of this season
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      Reply #6: Feb 12, 2019 11:29:17 am
      Allison, Gini, Mane, Firmino, Salah have all shown how important to us especially Firmino, but I believe the Bayern Munich CL first leg will prove how important VVD is to us and will be for the rest of this season

      Agreed on the list, but you can add Robertson too.

      VVD has been our most important player since joining us for me with Salah 2nd and Wijnaldum 3rd.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #7: Feb 12, 2019 11:46:05 am
      Tell you what.........could just be that Joe Gomez or AOC turn out to be the difference.....

      Of the rest I think we suffer most right now without Alisson.

      I reckon Saturday we’re 0–1 when Fraser has that shot after a couple mins.

      If Gomez & Ox come back on form then the team will kick on for the end of the season.
      As it is I think that Alisson and Virgil are probably the most vital cogs at the moment.
      That said, Fabinho and Wijnaldum proving to be key players.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #8: Feb 12, 2019 11:49:12 am
      If Gomez & Ox come back on form then the team will kick on for the end of the season.
      As it is I think that Alisson and Virgil are probably the most vital cogs at the moment.
      That said, Fabinho and Wijnaldum proving to be key players.

      No argument Racer.

      We’re in great nick - think about the number of games where Mo has broken the deadlock too?

      Or how differently our whole team looks / sets up without Robbo?

      Fact is - we’re a world class team producing world class performances all over the park.

      A time to be enjoyed.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #9: Feb 12, 2019 11:54:18 am
      No argument Racer.

      We’re in great nick - think about the number of games where Mo has broken the deadlock too?

      Or how differently our whole team looks / sets up without Robbo?

      Fact is - we’re a world class team producing world class performances all over the park.

      A time to be enjoyed.

      I did write that and think "Am I really not going to mention the front 3?"
      but then last year the team scored for fun and didn't get the results so the key difference has been stability
      and that comes from the defensive unit and GK. If he wasn't injured Gomez would be right up there as most important.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #10: Feb 12, 2019 11:56:48 am
      I did write that and think "Am I really not going to mention the front 3?"
      but then last year the team scored for fun and didn't get the results so the key difference has been stability
      and that comes from the defensive unit and GK. If he wasn't injured Gomez would be right up there as most important.

      Yeah - some partnership they were forging.

      Both really laid back but utterly laser focused on one thing. Clean sheets.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #11: Feb 12, 2019 12:44:54 pm
      It's a close call between Alisson and Virgil van Dijk for me.

      But I've come down that the one essential player is Alisson.  Replace him with Mignolet and there would be, across 12 games, 100% definitely some unnecessary points dropped.

      If van Dijk was out we could 'possibly' manage with a fit combo of Gomez, Matip, Lovren and Fabinho.

      GK to preserve points is one way of looking at it. How about another freak goal that will tip the scale of securing another three vital points and the league title? That goal could come from anyone essential, from Lovern to Origi and Brewster.

      The players who get us those goals to pick up these vital points will be the essential player. Everyone is gonna have to chip in. Everyone.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #12: Feb 12, 2019 12:50:23 pm
      As a single player, then it's Salah because he's our leading scorer and the drop off is significant. Beyond his obvious skill, his pace on the wing is a threat that keeps teams honest.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #13: Feb 12, 2019 01:07:11 pm
      Hes dutch but his name isnt VIrgil
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #14: Feb 12, 2019 01:09:02 pm
      It's a close call between Alisson and Virgil van Dijk for me.

      But I've come down that the one essential player is Alisson.  Replace him with Mignolet and there would be, across 12 games, 100% definitely some unnecessary points dropped.

      If van Dijk was out we could 'possibly' manage with a fit combo of Gomez, Matip, Lovren and Fabinho.

      Agree. It's the keeper for me as well. He can be the difference in those tight games where a save could be the difference between a 1-0 or 1-1.

      Firmino to a lesser extent as when he plays well he is the guy who knits the attack together and personally I'd love to see more of the way we played at the weekend with the front three as it brings the best out in the all three of them.
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      Reply #15: Feb 12, 2019 01:16:29 pm
      Goalkeeper Alisson by a country mile, he has completely transformed our team because he has give them so much more confidence at the back. Other vital players are VVD, Robbo/Trent, Fabinho, Gini and the front three, if we can keep all of them injury free then we stand a damned good chance of winning the league.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #16: Feb 12, 2019 01:21:32 pm
      Allison Van Virgil Becker-Dyke.
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      Reply #17: Feb 12, 2019 01:21:33 pm
      Hes dutch but his name isnt VIrgil

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      Reply #18: Feb 12, 2019 01:36:53 pm
      Agreed on the list, but you can add Robertson too.

      VVD has been our most important player since joining us for me with Salah 2nd and Wijnaldum 3rd.
      Yes you can add Robertson to that list, but when i was comprising it I was looking at the impact that those players named had over the last couple of weeks when playing or missing...
      Firmino show how important he is when on song  (vs Bournemouth) Salah with his goals, Mane, his work off the ball and his share of goals

      Gini, so clearly miss vs West Ham

      Allison commands his area whether that be aerially, Corners etc or his quickness in getting off his line to block or clear threats

      But I feel it will be highlighted over the two legs whether we go through or not just how much VVD means to the team
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #19: Feb 12, 2019 02:14:30 pm
      Yes you can add Robertson to that list, but when i was comprising it I was looking at the impact that those players named had over the last couple of weeks when playing or missing...
      Firmino show how important he is when on song  (vs Bournemouth) Salah with his goals, Mane, his work off the ball and his share of goals

      I keep thinking we are talking about the most important player of the season thus far and forgetting we are talking about the most essential player for the rest of the season :D


      I love Wijnaldum, him and Fab are my fave players, but despite him being the first name on the team sheet, would we have missed Wijnaldum if Milner or Hendo filled that void in the 2 drawn games vs Leicester and West Ham? I don't think we would have as, Milner or Hendo are more than capable of playing to a similar level and offering the same output as what Wijnaldum offers.

      As for our essential player for the rest of the season, I think it's a toss up between VVD or Salah.

      Allison commands his area whether that be aerially, Corners etc or his quickness in getting off his line to block or clear threats

      I certainly wouldn't disagree with someone who says Alisson!


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      Reply #20: Feb 12, 2019 03:41:09 pm
       Wijnaldum.
      Look a shadow of ourselves when he isn't around.
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      Reply #21: Feb 12, 2019 03:44:00 pm
      Wijnaldum.
      Look a shadow of ourselves when he isn't around.

      Crazy isn't it?

      When he first came you could see the player in there, but would've never imagined the impact he would have. I think most here, myself included, thought he would be a decent squad player, and today he's basically unmovable from the starting eleven if he's fit.

      Sometimes I really like being proved wrong :)
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      Reply #22: Feb 12, 2019 04:21:50 pm
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      Reply #23: Feb 12, 2019 06:39:47 pm
      Has to be Salah. His goals last season led the charge into the top 4 and kept us there. He was a live wire against Bournemouth and I will be looking for a big performance V Mancheater U.

      If he hits top blob on the run in we have a great chance and he can inspire others. So it's Salah for me.
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      Re: Who is our most essential player for the rest of the season?
      Reply #24: Feb 12, 2019 06:49:17 pm
      Allison, Salah, VVD, Wijnaldum, Mane, Robertson, Firmino, Trent in this order for me.

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