Klopp Hails ‘Fantastic’ Firmino
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has once again singled out Roberto Firmino for emphaticpraise, hailing his exceptional work ethic in training and in games.
Klopp was speaking ahead of tonight’s Premier League match against Swansea City and heinsists he is one of the Brazilian’s biggest fans.
“I don’t think that it’s possible that somebody could get more credit, compliments, praise,whatever you want to say as Roberto gets from us.
“But it’s well deserved – everything. He’s a fantastic football player. You see him in trainingand think ‘what a work ethic, what an attitude’, and he brings it on the pitch as well.
“He never rests. You have to pull him out, you have to tell him ‘come on, stop, sit here,calm.’ I hear in the stadium (Anfield) that people like him – good idea – but I have no realidea if anybody thinks he’s not important or whatever. I’m not too interested, to be honest.
“I’m pretty sure if I give the players the opportunity to have a free choice in training (to) buildteams by themselves Bobby is one of the first they would pick.
“(It’s) nice to have him around – better to have him than in the other team. That’s maybe thebest thing you can say about a football player.”