Andy Robertson Sings Firmino Praises
Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson singled out Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino for individual praise after his side’s 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.
The win maintained the Reds’ 100% start to the league season and Firmino was again on the score sheet and set up a goal for Sadio Mane too.
“With his work rate, his technique, his goals and his all-round play, I don’t think there’s anyone like him,” said Robertson.
“People will say there are better strikers, but for me what he does is so important to our team. We’d be lost without him. He’s world class.
“He does everything, and that’s the beauty of Bobby. He can do it all. He’s our first line of defence, and I’ve not seen anybody better at doing that.
“He presses the defenders and doesn’t give them a minute. He comes back and nicks the ball in midfield for us.
“He’s so important defensively for us, then he goes up the park and scores goals and makes assists. That’s what we need him to do.
“He’s a good trainer; he perhaps doesn’t work as hard as he does in a game, but he saves it for a Saturday. The work he puts in during games is probably more than any other striker in the world.”