It’s that time of the year again when EA Sport releases it’s latest instalment of FIFA – and the footballing world goes ballistic as it debates individual player ratings.
And in FIFA 20, the biggest gripe with Liverpool fans on Twitter is the game’s decision to rate Roberto Firmino ’86’ – which is less than Karim Benzema, Dries Mertens or Heung-Min Son…
Last season, Bobby won the Champions League and the Copa America – and is an automatic starter for both Liverpool and Brazil.
Jurgen Klopp would describe him as our most important player, ahead of Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah – but many casual observers outside the club underestimate his influence due to his goal tally – which only reached 20+ since his 2015 arrival.
In all honesty, it’s a game and doesn’t really matter. But it gets everyone talking, so we’ve rounded up some of the outraged tweets!
If you needed further proof that the people at EA don’t watch football.
Firmino won the Champions League, Copa America and is part of the best attack in Europe yet in 2019, Karim Benzema, Dries Mertens and Heung-Min Son apparently better.
The disrespect is unreal. pic.twitter.com/gDEhIvwgc7
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) September 9, 2019
— TheKop.com (@TheKop_com) September 9, 2019
The disrespect to Firmino’s rating in FIFA 20; Champions League and Super Cup winner, works his ass off as a False 9, all-around amazing player and you gave him an 86???? IF ANYTHING HE SHOULD BE AT LEAST 88 @EASPORTSFIFA 😡😡😡😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/kNvBjA0iJW
— Roronoa Harace (@habimoya) September 10, 2019
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) September 9, 2019
EA actually increasing Mustafi but keeping Firmino the same says all I need to know about Fifa 20. https://t.co/G0urMAxiXb
— Adam Murphy (@AdamMurphyy11) September 10, 2019
Matip at 82,Fabinho at 85 and firmino at 86 . We got robbed by FIFA
— Vishaal Agger (@ShaalV) September 10, 2019
not arsed about fifa ratings but firmino overall 86 mate u must be fkn trolleyed @EASPORTSFIFA
— Zamin 🤙 (@Zamazing_321) September 9, 2019
I’m sorry how is Firmino only 86 rated on Fifa 20??
— OT B6N (@bencurpen) September 9, 2019