Roberto Firmino is almost every Liverpool fan’s favourite player!
If it wasn’t for Mo Salah’s mind-boggling 40-goal campaign, there’d be much more fanfare about Bobby scoring 25 so far.
The Brazilian has turned into a finisher as well as a creator, as well as a midfielder and a defender, in short.
According to Squawka, he’s the only player to create over 50 chances and win over 50 tackles in the Premier League, too.
Roberto Firmino is the only player in the Premier League this season to win 60+ tackles and create 50+ chances.
62 tackles won 💪
53 chances created ✨
Get you a No.9 that can do both. pic.twitter.com/ZIALYlYz3q
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 16, 2018
That’s more tackles than Arsenal central defender Shkodran Mustafi!
Roberto Firmino has made more tackles in the Premier League this year than Shkodran Mustafi 👀 pic.twitter.com/7XCXvL5x3J
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 17, 2018
Salah is obviously a world-class operator, and Sadio Mane has enjoyed a terrific season as well – but Firmino is arguably the most important of our front-three when it comes to implementing Jurgen Klopp’s style.
His movement is unselfish, his work off the ball ferocious, and his understanding of tactics incredible.
When you combine that with genuine quality and vision with the ball at his feet, Firmino is a tremendous, unique footballer.
We’re not sure Klopp would swap him for any player on the planet!