It worked at the beginning of last season, he was dragging defenders deep and we were capitalising on the space in behind. It worked. But teams sussed it out.
So can I 0 he's a very clever player , good at bringing others into game, making space etc. Not necessarily the most natural finisher in the world. But he is absolutely a boy who thrives on confidence and he needs to be in and around the box for the tap ins like his second tonight. One of the problems with him dropping deep is if he goes a few games without scoring you can see hes scunnered. He thrives on the team relying on him.I can see why Gerrard made him drop but gio is spot on let’s see him up the pitch
The crowd noticeably cheered when he did it, it's so obvious it's been missingI've seen him turn defenders 3 times this season and every one of them was tonight. No idea what Gerrard tried to turn him into and why he didn't give up when it obviously didn't work
Commented on that earlier, it used to be every other game and he does it so well.First time he's used his arse to knock defender's off balance all season!
Commented on that earlier, it used to be every other game and he does it so well.
In fairness tonight he would lose it with his next touch but if it’s a sign that the old Alfie might be coming back then bring it on.
I agree - and even better if Gio and his crew can get Morelos to shed a few pounds (and I say that not as a knock, because I'm a big fan of the buffalo). I'm hoping that, in a few weeks, we'll see Morelos rag-dolling center backs for fun, like he used to.Was coached into him. Hopefully Gio coaches it right out of him, back to 20+ goals a season under Gio.
Not to mention Hagi who told him when we signed him that ten was his best position and playing aribo back in midfield when everyone agrees he’s better forward and also an argument for Kamara who plays the position further forward with Finland and actually scored goals!I'll be honest as this is my first comment at all on gio, but I have this fear it won't work. That said, it'd be the same with any manager.
I'm also of an opinion, I don't think our last gaffer is going to be a good manager in the long run. He'll give villa a boost but will be out thought and too stubborn to change his way, his ego will prevent it.
Why won't he be a good manager? His options blunted our best player, it's affected the player and the team. That was much more like our Alfredo. He isn't fat, or lazy or disinterested. He was used completely wrong to fit with the egos system. Maybe that was the problem.
Brilliant Gio and Alfredo.
To be fair it actually worked for a good while as it caught teams out at the beginning as centre backs were pulled out of position allowing our midfield, other forwards and Tav to score a barrel load but like everything it was eventually sussed so I can’t understand why gerrard didn’t ask Alfie to go back to his original role again……I think in gerrards head the Liverpool way is the only way and that’s why he was so inflexible!
Absolutely Grigo. Tav is very skilful and I think with the security of someone behind him it gives him more licence to go forward.Agree Cromwell.
Tav also likes to make runs centrally & get on the end of crosses. He’s also played midfield for us a few times before & did well.
Absolutely Grigo. Tav is very skilful and I think with the security of someone behind him it gives him more licence to go forward.
He could become even more effective with assists and goals, as you say, with his energy, he gets all over the park at the moment. It’s worth experimenting with.
Nothing says Alfredo is back more than being unhappy with only scoring twiceWas good to see Davis at the end saying to Alfie that he should be happy he got 2 goals tonight but Morelos shook his head . He has the hunger and hopefully with this system can stay upfront and involved where he should be