- Sep 25, 2012
Absolutely nothing in that video showed anything about how he could play central in our 433. He could play central in our 4231 but Salah is better. He can play as a CF but so far he's always seemed to thrive on space and we would definitely never get space like that if we played him as a CF. He seems a great supporting striker, dropping between the lines (with someone ahead of him), floating out into space wide to exploit, lethal finishing. But definitely would be shocked if he was ever played as a false 9 by us or anyone. Its directly at odds with what he is actually good/great at. He really could be a real superstar if he goes to the right club. Playing off Lewandowski at Bayern in 4411 or off Tammy Abrahm at Chelsea. But we don't play in those ways. Best he could do here for us would be as a wide attacker and the 1 in 4231 when Salah isn't/can't play or needs resting but we want to play that formation still. He'd be a clear upgrade on Origi but we may still have the same tactical issues with Werner as we do when Origi covers Mane. We will probably still win because the rest of the team is awesome but it won't be as fluid.
This is a decent video of his improvements this year and shows a lot of attacking play you could easily see from us.