Jurgen Klopp has again waxed lyrical about his favourite player Roberto Firmino!
The Brazilian has scored 21 goals this season and recently picked up the club’s Player of the Month award for his exceptional performances in January.
Firmino’s scored in our past two games and is finally getting the media credit he deserves.
According to Klopp, Firmino is a player who wants to work at a maximum capacity every time he steps on the training field or the playing field, and for that reason, he needs to be taken out of the firing line to maintain his fitness.
“Roberto is a pure footballer, he wants to play and he wants to work,” the manager told the official website.
“For one session in Marbella I took him out and said ‘thank you’ because he doesn’t rest so I have to do it for him. Some players feel a bit less good and slow down but he can’t do that.
“I think he feels best when he is on the pitch and hopefully it stays like this.”
We can’t imagine Klopp saying this about a striker that left Anfield on loan in January, for example…
Firmino will play today against West Ham and look to penetrate what’s likely to be another deep-lying defence.
With Mo Salah and Sadio Mane in form either side of him though, we’ve options aplenty.
Unfortunately we’re unlikely to see them on the break, with David Moyes set to park the bus, by all accounts.
The crowd must be patient, but should trust the superbly drilled side they’re watching.