Roberto Firmino name-dropped Moussa Sissoko when discussing who the best player in the Premier League is!
The Brazilian was talking in length about Liverpool’s rivals and who their stars are, and ended up reeling off a long list.
Most of the names mentioned are obvious, but there’s a few that undoubtedly made us raise an eyebrow!
“We have great players in English football, it’s hard to select one as the outright best,” he told Goal. “That’s why it’s the most popular league with many quality teams. We can talk about the goalscorers Salah and Harry Kane.
“We also have Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in Manchester City, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United, Moussa Sissoko and Mousa Dembele at Tottenham, Willian and Eden Hazard at Chelsea, Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.
“Not to mention Mane, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren and the many other good players we have here at Liverpool. It is a league with great stars. Virtually everyone I mentioned will be at the World Cup. The level is very high.”
It’s interesting to see that Firmino mentions Dejan Lovren, who is a very good player, according to Liverpool’s management, but not to many fans and those in the media.
At the moment, he’s fighting Joel Matip for a regular spot alongside Virgil van Dijk in central defence, but let himself down against Manchester United following some decent form.
He was beaten by another player Firmino mentions, Romelu Lukaku, too easily for both Marcus Rashford’s goals.