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‘I Play for the Team’ Says Firmino

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino says he is not fixated on the precise role he plays in Liverpool’s forward line, so long as he is helping the team.

The Brazilian has made his name as a ‘false 9’ in England, allowing his colleagues Sadio Mane and Mo Salah the space to attack from wide.

But he has at times this season been deployed as more of a number 10. Firmino says he doesn’t mind which role he plays.

Speaking to Jack Lang for Bleacher Report https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2821901- liverpools-roberto-firmino-two-strikers-for-the-price-of-one, Firmino said, “I play for the team.

"Sometimes it's a false nine, sometimes a more fixed centre-forward role. But I always like to be helping my colleagues, whether it's by scoring goals or setting them up. I get a lot of joy out of that. I would even play in goal if that helped the team. I'd do anything.”

 
 

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