‘Klopp Would Take Firmino Over Harry Kane’ Says Jamie Carragher
Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher says that Roberto Firmino is one ofthe most underrated players in the Premier League and believes that manager Jurgen Kloppwould prefer to have him in his team than Harry Kane.
Kane is considered one of the world’s foremost strikers, but Carragher thinks that Firmino fitsLiverpool’s system perfectly and brings more goals out of his colleagues as a result. “Firminohas been a revelation this season,” Carragher purred.
“I actually think he is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League. He hasalways been Liverpool’s number one striker but what he has been adding is the goals. Hecan actually match up to the other strikers now goals-wise and still bring all the other stuffthat he brings.
“Without a doubt, Firmino is helping Salah too. He is very clever with his passing and hismovement drags people out of position as well. He comes towards the ball and that opensup the space for Salah to make that penetrating diagonal run in behind that space betweenthe full-back and the centre-back. It is a great combination for Liverpool.
“That’s why, even without the goals, I don’t think Klopp would ever look to replace Firmino. IfHarry Kane gets 40 goals and Firmino gets 20, he would still be one of – if not the first –name on the team sheet because of what he does off the ball. Klopp appreciates all of theextra things that Firmino brings to this Liverpool team that nobody else can.”