Roberto Firmino might not be the striker that everyone wants to see in the starting XI at Liverpool but the Brazilian has been pretty good in the front three for us, at least since Jurgen Klopp took over.
The former Hoffenheim man scored 12 goals for us last season and already has 4 this season as we look to build upon our Champions League finish from last time around. The Brazilian has represented us 100 times – the feat was achieved in the 1-1 draw against Spartak Moscow and he was speaking to the club’s official website ahead of the clash against Manchester United at the weekend.
Firmino said he was happy at Liverpool and that he was looking to play another 100 games for us and win us a lot of silverware.
“It’s great for me. Ever since I received the proposal to come to Liverpool, I’ve been very happy. I never thought twice about coming to Liverpool.
“I am very happy here at Liverpool, it’s a very good club, at a very high level, a big club. I enjoy playing here and I am pretty happy to have reached my 100th game.
“I hope I can get another 100 games for Liverpool and to achieve a lot of good things; to win as many trophies as possible and achieve success.”
That does imply that he wants to stay at the club for the foreseeable future and Firmino has been one of the players that Klopp seems to trust and he seems to be in the starting XI for most of our games.
The 26-year-old hasn’t looked all that great this time around and a few of his tired performances has led to a number of fans criticising him. However, there can never be any questions about his commitment to the cause as the Brazilian is always close to top in the distance-covered charts.
It was a surprise when the Brazilian was signed from Hoffenheim under Brendan Rodgers and Firmino was often used on the right wing. However, all that changed when Klopp took over.
Apart from scoring, Firmino does link up really well with our other attackers and has often been in the right place at the right time to set goals up.
The 26-year-old also seems to suit our playing style perfectly as he presses from the top of the line and hopefully, he will get better this season and help us win a couple of trophies or more.