Memo Ochoa Now Has Something In Common With Andres Iniesta And Steven Gerrard

Standard Liege's new goalkeeper is brought to you by the number eight.

New Standard Liege keeper Memo Ochoa has revealed his squad number, and we can conclude two things: one, Standard Liege love puns and two, they have no use for squad number conventions.

Y'all that is not a goalkeeper number. Footballers who wear or have worn the number eight: Steven Gerrard, Andres Iniesta, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Toni Kroos, Javi Martinez, Thiago Motta, Claudio Marchisio, Ilkay Gundogan, Aaron Ramsey. Every player on that list is a midfielder. Midfielders are not goalkeepers.

Is Ochoa moving to central midfield? That would be way more interesting than James Milner's pivot to left back last season. Did they give Ochoa a pass because he has the word "ocho" in his last name? Do squad numbers not actually matter, are they just a weird construct that used to define position but aren't important anymore?

It's probably that last one.

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