Klopp Waxes Lyrical on Firmino Work Rate
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that Roberto Firmino sets an example to his teammates with his work rate. The Brazilian has impressed with his industry from the front and is one of the league’s most prolific tacklers.
Firmino signed a new Liverpool deal last week and Klopp says the player is a dream to manage, “He's a footballer, from his head to his toes. He enjoys playing football and he's not bothered about hard work, which is another important thing," he continued.
"Because James Milner didn't play the last game from the start [against Stoke City], Roberto had the highest distance covered. For an offensive player that is pretty rare in world football.
"I often think that because he doesn't give himself a rest I have to do it from time to time. That's all good and how football should be.
"You play it because you have the opportunity to make your mates better and they help you to become the best player you can be. It's as simple as that.
"I am happy to have Roberto around - he's just a good boy in the dressing room. It's perfect news."