It’s tinfoil hat time guys. I’m thinking it, you’re thinking it – we’re all thinking it. FIFA (the game) has a grudge against Liverpool. I don’t know what it is. Maybe we just don’t spend enough money. Whatever it is, the Reds have once again been snubbed by the ‘analysts’ over at EA Sports.
This should come as no surprise as Liverpool FIFA ratings are always inaccurate. Last year, Jordan Henderson was rated at 82 despite reaching the Champions League final in 17/18. Trent Alexander-Arnold had pocketed Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo in Kiev and was rated by FIFA as a whopping…78. Yes.
After the January ratings refresh, the marauding fullback was duly upgraded by FIFA…to an 80. To put this in context, Ricardo Pereira and Kieran Trippier were both rated at 81. There is only one conclusion we can draw: EA Sports is run by Mancs.
Twitter has been reacting to the handful of Reds players’ ratings that have been released so far and it is safe to say that supporters – of a variety of clubs – are bemused by EA’s decisions.
Firmino’s derisory 86 has drawn much criticism. Many have labelled it disrespectful whilst others have pointed out that he is a much better defender than they have given him credit for.
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) September 9, 2019
Firmino being 86 rated on #Fifa20 is absolutely criminal
— Yanni Pap ✌ (@Yanni_Pap) September 9, 2019
— Hux (@HuxGames) September 9, 2019
— سمير (@samlfc6) September 10, 2019
Alexander-Arnold’s 83 has shocked fans the world over. With the Scouser setting a record for Premier League assists and being rated 2 points below Andy Robertson, fans are confused.
What a joke Alexander Arnold should be 85 or 86
— Luís (@Lus30666611) September 9, 2019
— ThatKenyanOverThere (@AndrewLugwe) September 10, 2019
Joel Matip has once again been overlooked despite being crucial to Liverpool’s valiant title challenge and central to their European success.
— Joe Martínez (@fuxkjxe) September 9, 2019
We need to face it. Liverpool FIFA ratings will never be accurate. At least we know they’re boss.