Rooney: ‘Liverpool like Totti’s Roma’

Wayne Rooney has compared Liverpool’s stellar attack to “how Roma used to play with Francesco Totti and two quick runners attacking from wide.”

In his column for The Sunday Times, former England international Rooney discusses approaches to being a striker and makes an intriguing comparison.

“I’ve been trying to explain how scoring is often down to players working together and the Liverpool front three are the perfect example.

“Mo Salah and Sadio Mané provide the depth by pushing teams back, which allows Roberto Firmino to come deep for the ball, the opposition centre backs relax and suddenly the other two make diagonal runs at incredible pace to attack the space.

“It reminds me of how Roma used to play with Totti as No.10 and two quick runners attacking the box from wide. It pains me to admit it, but Liverpool are the best attacking unit in world football at the moment.”

Totti wore the Roma jersey from 1993 to 2017, scoring 307 goals with 140 assists in 785 competitive games.

Liverpool stars Salah and Alisson Becker were teammates with Totti at Roma, with the Egyptian playing there from 2015 to 2017.

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