Dirk Kuyt Praises ‘Special’ Firmino
Former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has praised his successor Roberto Firmino and his individual style. The Brazilian took his goalscoring tally to 25 for the season during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield.
It means Firmino is the first Brazilian to score 25 in an English season and Kuyt told Liverpool’s official website that the Reds number 9 is redefining the role, “He has his own style and that makes him special.
“That’s what I like in players. A typical goalscorer or different kind of striker, you see that a lot in Europe, but Firmino has his own style and he has his own speciality; he is scoring great goals but also feeding the players around him.
“He’s a great goalscorer but he’s also a team player in everything he does. I don’t know him quite well, but if I see him playing then he just wants to win with the team and he’s not the type of player who wants to score for himself. That, for me, is the biggest thing of Firmino.
“He’s scoring great goals but he’s also giving great assists and then you are, in my eyes, a complete player who is a great thing for Liverpool. I think he’s also a very hard worker, he’s selfless and working hard.
“I watch almost all the games and the games I see then he’s always giving his everything. Sometimes he’s not scoring goals or giving assists, but for one thing he is always giving his everything.”