Klopp thrilled with Firmino progress which has given him selection dilemma

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is pleased with the progress that Roberto Firmino has made since his appointment at Anfield.

The summer signing failed to score in his first 13 outings for the Reds, but has five in his last six appearances playing as a central striker.

Klopp believes that Liverpool are starting to see the Brazilian’s true colours following his £29m arrival from Hoffenheim – fee reported by BBC Sport.

But, with Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho coming back to fitness, the German admits that he now has a selection dilemma on his hands for the attacking places.

“He’s a good player, there’s no doubt about this. A few weeks ago we had no strikers and now we have four strikers,” Klopp is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Roberto is much more stable and has much more consistency in his performances than when I came here. He is showing what he’s capable of and that’s good for all of us.”

Having sat out the midweek defeat to West Ham United in the FA Cup, Firmino is almost certain to continue up front for tomorrow’s visit to Aston Villa.

Coutinho is in line for a recall in the forward three, but Sturridge and Origi, as well as Christian Benteke, may have to make do with places on the bench in the Midlands.

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