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Klopp Appreciative of ‘Flexible’ Firmino

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was once again appreciative of Roberto Firmino’s contribution during the Reds’ 4-1 win over Cardiff City at Anfield on Saturday.

Firmino usually plays as a false 9, but the Brazilian played as more of a number 10 on Saturday. Klopp insisted it was not necessarily a long term change.

“I don’t have to make the decision. Bobby is a very flexible player. Today was obviously not his most genius game but things like this happen; in games like today he is important, so important for us.

“We have not only two systems, we can play different systems and that’s good. He is so smart in defending that it makes absolute sense that he is in a game where the second balls are the most decisive thing.

“If there is a player around always chasing the guy, it helps. Different positions are possible – he’s played the wing, the nine and the 10. I don’t have to make a decision today and that’s good.”

 
 

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