FIFA 20 ratings: Liverpool fans fume at one Man Utd star’s rating – ‘This is disgraceful’ | Football | Sport
FIFA 20 hits shelves in September and, on Monday, the best players from the EA Sports video game were announced.
Among them was Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, who is rated at 88 despite often struggling for consistency under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season.
The World Cup winner’s rating is better than Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino who, despite propelling the Reds to Champions League glory last season, is rated at 86.
And angry Liverpool fans have now taken to social media to vent their fury at FIFA for their decision.
“How can pogba be rated over firmino,” said one disgruntled fan.
“Roberto Firmino is rated 86 after winning the CL and Copa America. To put it into perspective the French fraud Paul Pogba is 88 rated. @EASPORTSFIFA this is disgraceful,” said a second.
“Who is behind this fifa players rating is bulls***. Pogba is rated 88 but firmino 86 wtfff,” were the thoughts of a third supporter.
Another Liverpool fan added: “Let me know what EA were thinking when they rated Paul Pogba 88 & only rated Bobby Firmino 86. deluded #FIFA20Ratings.”
A fifth chipped in with: “Pogba being higher rated than Firmino on FIFA 20 is actually criminal.
“This is a disgrace from FIFA 20. Firmino deserves at least an 88 rated card. Bobby is the system for Liverpool and he still is one of the most underrated players in the world. He’s arguably the most complete number 9 in the prem atm,” were the words of another disgruntled supporter.
“Firmino criminally underrated, after winning the CL and Copa América. sigh,” another ranted.
And another fan said: “From all the ratings to come out for Fifa 20, Firmino being 86 is the most disappointing. Absolute joke, I honestly don’t see how they came to this conclusion… like what’s going on EA?!?!”
Firmino is one of 18 players with an 86 rating in the game.
From the Premier League just Alexandre Lacazette and Leroy Sane have the same rating.
Wojciech Szczesny, Dani Parejo, Isco, Ciro Immobile, Philippe Coutinho, Thomas Muller, Samuel Umtiti, Milan Skriniar, Ivan Rakitic, Leonardo Bonucci, Marco verrate, Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria, Miralem Pjanic and Joshua Kammich are also ranked at 86.
Regarding Pogba and he’s part of a more elite club.
From the Premier League, Hugo Llris, David Silva, Ederson, Christian Eriksen and Sadio Mane are ranked at 88.
Samir Handanovic, Thibaut Courtois, Paul Dybala, Diego Gdin, Marco Reus, Edison Cavan, Toni Kroos, Manuel Neuer and Gerard Pique are ranked the same as the United star.
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Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona) – 90
Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – 90
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – 90
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 90
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 91
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) – 91
Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) – 91
Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain) – 92
Cristiano Ronaldo (Piemonte Calcio) – 93
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 94