Liverpool’s front three are arguably the most fearsome in world football right now. There are few attacking lines as deadly as Jürgen Klopp’s, each member of the trident offering something different, all coming together in a synergetic goal grabbing machine. One of the front three has been off the boil recently. Emile Heskey has come to the defence of Roberto Firmino saying ‘he will never do enough’ to silence critics.
Firmino in poor form
This season hasn’t seen the best of Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian has been off the boil to say the least.
We have only seen one goal and two assists from the striker in his first 11 games.
He is currently averaging 6.88 on WhoScored versus last season’s 7.14.
It is hard to articulate just what has been wrong with his performances, it just simply hasn’t been himself.
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He isn’t pressing with the same intensity – his closing down isn’t creating as many chances as it usually would.
Attacks are breaking down around him, something we aren’t accustomed to at all.
He is also missing glaring opportunities he wouldn’t have in the past.
Emile Heskey on Roberto Firmino
Speaking exclusively to Rousing the Kop, Emile Heskey lept to the defence of Roberto Firmino.
When we asked the former Anfield striker if Bobby had done enough to silence his critics we were told:
“He will never do enough, unless he comes out and scores a hattrick he’ll never do enough for certain people.
“I watched a snippet of Mo Salah talking about him, of course he’ll come out and support him because he’s a phenomenal player for him.
“Unless he scores three this week, two the next week and one after that and keeps going that way then people will criticise him
“If you just sit back and watch what he does for the team, he does far more for the team than he does for himself.”
What RTK has to say
Emile Heskey makes a great point about Roberto Firmino.
Given that his game was already centred on creating for those around him, it is harder for him to noticeably play himself back into form.
We have every faith that the forward will find his feet again soon, it’s just going to be a painful watch in the meantime.