umweb wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:49 pm
nonsense. there is no way liverpool would have won their first games of the season with roberto.
liverpool in their current state could have signed anyone as backup. their scouting department chose adrian over the others.
but none of this really matters anymore I guess since we are stuck with randolph. when he gets injured maybe we can lure robert green out of retirement.
Very solid chance they would have.
Roberto is bad, but Liverpool are also obscenely good and give up very few shots.
Adrian made 2 errors leading to goals in 10 games, Roberto did the same, Adrian saved 64% of the 25 shots he faced, Roberto saved 54% of shots faced.
That means even if we assume that Roberto would keep the same save % behind a much better defense (probably not honestly, but lets go with a worst case scenario), you're looking at a difference of about 2 goals over 10 games surrendered, so depending how it shook out... maybe they don't win a game or two, but maybe they do.
Edit- this isn't to say Adrian is bad, he's not, he's just not a top keeper. Ideally, I'd probably take him over Randolph, he had more high spells, but he's a bang average backup keeper in this league just like Randolph. There is a reason he couldn't get a single offer in PL or La Liga to be a club's #1.