- Apr 20, 2015
Yet we scored whilst he was on. The player that didn't play was Firmino.I realise this is an unpopular opinion here, but it's funny how whenever Henderson doesn't play we do a lot better, not having to suffer him slowing the play down to a grinding halt in the middle of the pitch whilst screaming his head off at everyone. There's a definite pattern there.
Firmino hasn't had a great season. Last season he didn't get going until after January. On form he's a great player, when he shows greater agression than we have seen this season. I consider Firmino the greater importance and Mané just showed him that he has to do better.
Also Fabinho is a better DM than Henderson or Wijnaldum. Wijnaldum has been playing much better on a more consistent basis since he has been getting up the pitch a bit more however we are still very reliant on our front 3 when it comes to scoring and getting that ticking is more important than bemoaning our uncreative midfield.