- Sep 25, 2012
I think this is correct. There's certain players that we rely on for our tactical formations and set ups. Ox is one of them and unfortunately we don't have a similar player for this season. When fit and in form Lallana can offer some of the same. Keita is more of a CM but offers more pace and dynamism than Lallana. Wijnaldum the same. Firmino is a bit more like Lallana in that role and there's no "Firmino" in front of him to make it work anyway. Jones and Woodburn are unknowns. Wilson on loan. Shaqiri not tried yet although I think in the squad him and Wilson have the most potential to be Ox like.Given a full season, I think Ox is capable of getting 8-10. Agree that's the difference we've been missing.