Roberto Firmino can do everything… He hassles opponents, works tirelessly, creates opportunities and makes fantastic, selfless runs.
Shame he can’t finish though, right?
It turns out that this season, Firmino’s converting 27.8% of his shots in the Premier League, which is the highest rate of any forward in the country – ahead of the much lauded, clinical Gabriel Jesus.
Roberto Firmino has the best goal conversion rate of all strikers in the Premier League with 27.8%. Gabriel Jesus is his closest competitor with 25.8%. pic.twitter.com/dg3uyFvqan
— Anfield Express (@AnfieldExpress) January 18, 2018
This is a better strike-rate than Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero, who both average over four shots per game, compared to Bobby’s two…
Firmino has 10 goals in the top flight, but 17 in total this term – proving he can put in the defensive work Jurgen Klopp loves and still find the back of the net.
In fact, he’s just 11 goals away from becoming the top scoring Brazilian in Premier League history, a feat he could achieve this season if everything goes to plan!
Maybe he should shoot more, if he bags with such regularity when trying to find the net…?
This stat suggests it’s an idea…
Firmino has scored 10 goals in 19 PL starts, taking 2.2 shots per game.
But he's got 6 in 6 CL starts, taking 3.5 shots per game.
SHOOT MORE, BOB! ⚽️
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 19, 2018