Champions League Fantasy Matchday 3 – head-to-head comparisons: Luis Suarez vs Roberto Firmino
Two players with identical point scoring records but that’s generally where the similarities end between former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez (€10.0m) and current Red Roberto Firmino (€9.5m). For one, Suarez costs €0.5m more for #UCLfantasy managers to own, but it is how they go about securing their #UCLfantasy points that is the primary difference.
While Suarez operates as an out-and-out striker for Barcelona, evidenced by his two goals so far in this season's competition, Firmino acts as the lynchpin of Jurgen Klopp’s attack. The Brazilian generally drops deeper to get involved in the build-up and is often happier laying on assists for the likes of Mohamed Salah than he is scoring himself, shown by the fact he has three assists to his name already.
Up next for Barcelona are consecutive matches against Slavia Prague with the side travelling to the Czech Republic for matchday 3 before playing host on matchday 4. Liverpool are also away on matchday 3, to the Belgian champions Genk. On paper these are both extremely attractive fixtures so the question when choosing between the two generally comes down to which club you trust to score more. In recent times, that club has been Liverpool.
Verdict: Roberto Firmino