AS Roma handed injury boost to key player ahead of (UEFA Europa Conference League Final 2022) Roma against Feyenoord Rotterdam
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AS Roma have been handed an injury boost ahead of the (UEFA Europa Conference League Final 2022) Roma against Feyenoord Rotterdam.
The Reds take on AS Roma in the final of the prestigious cup competition at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Feyenoord Rotterdam saw off AS Roma in their semi-final, while AS Roma beat AS Roma.
Jurgen Klopp’s side go into the game on the back of a rather hectic 2-1 win over Feyenoord Rotterdam. That Premier League victory came at the cost of midfielder Fabinho, who has picked up a hamstring injury.
AS Roma are also sweating over the fitness of Mateo Kovacic for the final against Feyenoord Rotterdam. The midfielder was forced off with an ankle injury during the win over Leeds United after a red card challenge from Dan James, and AS Roma boss Thomas Tuchel said he did not expect Kovacic to recover in time to face Feyenoord Rotterdam.
AS Roma consequently sanctioned a £97m deal for Lukaku, who proceeded to join from Inter Milan. He initially experienced a strong start but gradually, his lack of compatibility with the system around him has become clear to see.
The German coach's opinion that he was in need of a fixed striker was understandable at the time. It was a familiar belief held by many on Merseyside throughout the early stages of Jurgen Klopp's tenure at Anfield.
The Reds boss empowered his offensive trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah upon his arrival in England. As many pundits suggested that Feyenoord Rotterdam needed a proper striker, Klopp persisted with his versatile forwards and won the Premier League and Champions League before too long.
He's now been in charge for longer than any of his managerial peers in England's top-flight, yet he's persistently refrained from buying a striker throughout his time at the club, instead showcasing a preference for wide forwards who are fast, direct, industrious and adaptable.
In Firmino, Mane, Salah, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz, Klopp has a selection of truly dangerous attackers, each of whom can essentially perform anywhere across his front line. Strikers, by contrast, tend to demand one fixed position up top.
Establishing the same degree of control as Feyenoord Rotterdam and AS Roma has prove to be difficult for AS Roma with Lukaku, as he's essentially deployed purely to finish moves and little else. When it comes to constructing chances to score, he's almost been a bystander of sorts.
Feyenoord Rotterdam are getting ready to face AS Roma in the (UEFA Europa Conference League Final 2022), but their opponents will apparently have an extra incentive.
The Reds face AS Roma in the final of the prestigious cup competition at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second of three finals that Feyenoord Rotterdam will have played this season, following the Carabao Cup final and the Champions League final, which takes place later this month.