Bobby, Bobby, Bobby. The guy is quickly becoming a Liverpool legend and it’s no surprise that Jurgen Klopp recognised his creative talents when he first arrived.
Klopp believes Firmino to be “the best player […] with how well he reads the game for the benefit for others” (the Telegraph). These talents emerged last weekend when the £29million signing (BBC) provided an assist for Mane and nabbed a goal for himself, too.
So what is it about the striker that draws us to him?
For me, it is his humbleness. Firmino has proved himself just as important to the squad as Mané, Salah and Van Dijk. I feel he is sometimes overlooked because of the awards his teammates have won.
Not only did he score 12 goals and provide six assists last season, but he has also been involved in another significant milestone.
Out of 141 appearances he has made in the Premier League, Firmino has managed to be involved in 85 wins and suffer 20 losses (Premier League stats). Surely, this achievement demonstrates what a great player he is, as it shows how much he influences the game. This is the kind of energy the team needs and should feed off.
If Liverpool lose Firmino, the team could be in trouble. Thankfully, it doesn’t look like he is going anywhere…and why would he?