‘Firmino Is My Favourite Player’ Says Liverpool Legend
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher says that Reds forward Roberto Firmino is his favourite player currently at the club. Firmino recently signed a new five year deal at Anfield.
Carragher, a Champions League winner with the club in 2005, told Goal.com that the Brazilian has excited him even more than Mohammed Salah this season.
“I love Firmino. He’s probably my favourite player! What Salah is doing is ‘wow’ but I love watching Firmino play; his touch, the way he links the play, his strength, his working back.
“And I can’t believe that some people still say we need a centre-forward! I hear pundits on TV saying it and it’s like, ‘Oh my god!’ He’s got 27 goals! And he’s not just a penalty-box striker.
“He doesn’t take loads of penalties. It’s because of Messi, Ronaldo, Salah now. They’ve changed the way people look at strikers and their numbers. But that’s not normal, what they’re doing!
“If you’ve got an attacking player getting 25 goals, and doing everything Firmino does besides, then you’ve got a great player.
“I think he’s arguably Klopp’s most important player, for how we press, what we do. He’s just brilliant.”