Roberto Firmino is thriving under Jurgen Klopp’s guidance.
The 26-year-old has scored 17 goals in all competitions this season and bar the jaw-droppingly impressive Mo Salah, has been our player of the season to date.
Liverpool’s boss referred to Bobby as “the engine of the team” in November, and the Brazilian takes it as big compliment.
“I like it. I like to work hard,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I like to drop back and help defend because that then turns into attack, turns into goals, so I don’t mind being called the ‘engine’ of the team.
“I’ve learned a huge amount with the manager, it’s a real honour to be with him. We have a good relationship, it’s excellent.”
We’ve lost Coutinho, but with Firmino, Salah and Sadio Mane (who truly looks back to his best), our attack is in very good hands.
What’s just as exciting though is that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain showed on Sunday against Manchester City that he can fill Coutinho’s role as the most offensive of the midfield three.
The Englishman burst forward and scored a terrific goal and also fed Firmino for the no.9’s delicious effort.
Even if we don’t enter the transfer-market this month to reinforce, our starting XI is exceptional.