I get what you're saying but ain't that the point Kenny: comparing like for like as goalscoring strikers? Otherwise it's a tad moot.
Yes he may be better and have more potential than Lukaku as a 'wide' man, who holds it up (for e.g.) but right now Lukaku is one of the league's leading goalscorers and that (surely) is where the comparisons started.
Otherwise we could say [and be 100% accurate] that Karius has the potential to be better than Lukaku... but only in certain aspects - shot stopping and handling for e.g. 😊
Joking aside: I hope that, in two years or less, Divock exceeds anything that blueshite is or will be and I hope it's here but equally I hope it's in his goalscoring prowess and not how well he holds the ball up. 🙄
I think more Fowler than Heskey; if that makes sense. 😎
I know exactly what you mean, mate. And that's why I find it interesting. It's how everyone compares one player to the next.
Some people will take a look at a player and can confirm within themselves that that player is never going to be better than the other player. Hasn't got it.
Other people can drift in between that and have confidence, that with the right support/coaching, the player can succeed better than the comparative one.
And other people just aren't sure.
A lot of it depends on what club you're at, too. If you take a club like Everton, the likelihood is that you're going to have the benefit of lots of game time to improve as there's not really going to be a great deal of expectation. Real expectations. Whereas at Liverpool, the pressure is much more immense and intense. There's also the factor of competition for places and where a player is played. At the Burnley home game, I think it was one of only a handful of games where I've seen Origi play in that position which Lukaku has taken up quite a lot of his time with Everton. We usually have Firmino occupying that position, I reckon.
Our clubs policy of development means Origi will probably stay here for a while, but whether he gets his chance to improve the way Lukaku has at Everton, I don't know.
For me, there's definitely aspects of Origi's game that's better than Lukaku's. But I'm not sure he will get the time or opportunities to prove he's as good as or a better finisher. The only way he solves that though, is by banging some goals in from the bench (not literally, like) or a maybe wider position. And since his injury from last seasons home derby, he hasn't been great, has he?