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Emile Heskey tips Thiago to help Roberto Firmino recover best form

Liverpool have made some bold signings in recent seasons. We’ve seen the Reds bring in Virgil van Dijk for a record fee, we’ve seen the club act decisively with the purchase of Alisson Becker. However, one summer signing is arguably the club’s biggest statement buy of recent times – the man has been tipped to raise the game of those around him. Speaking to Rousing the Kop, Emile Heskey told us he believes Thiago can help Roberto Firmino recover his best form.

Emile Heskey told us he believes Thiago can help Roberto Firmino recover his best form. (Photo by PETER POWELL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Poor form Firmino

Liverpool fans have been frustrated by the form of Roberto Firmino this season.

The Brazilian hasn’t been himself at all. He has registered two assists and scored one goal but these stats do add some gloss to a poor spell.

We saw his difficult streak continue against FC Midtjylland, he appeared unenergetic despite coming off the bench and he missed an absolute sitter towards the end of the game.

Emile Heskey on Thiago and Firmino

Recently we’ve seen Liverpool switch to a 4-2-3-1, against Sheffield United this saw our Brazilian forward drop back into the attacking midfield role.

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Last weekend the number nine didn’t get on the ball enough, his teammates couldn’t find him in those dangerous areas. We asked Emile Heskey whether Thiago could help Firmino recover his form in this new formation, the ex-Anfield forward told Rousing the Kop:


“That’s his game isn’t it? If anyone can find you in those positions it’s Thiago. Bobby is having a difficult time at the minute, not putting in the performances we are so accustomed to.

“They’ve dropped [Bobby] back a little bit to try and get him on the ball because he is the one who can start things off…but it’s about getting the ball into him and Thiago is the man for that. I don’t think he’s missed a pass yet, he’s been that good.”

What RTK has to say

Liverpool fans are desperate to see Bobby back to his magical best, nothing is coming off for him at the moment.

Thiago finding Firmino in those dangerous positions will be crucial to the striker recovering his form.

As Emile Heskey pointed out, there’s no better man for the job – it is entirely Thiago’s game: finding the danger men in the dangerous positions.

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