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Sadio Mane claims this Liverpool star works like an “animal”



Roberto Firmino

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has claimed that Roberto Firmino goes about the pitch like an “animal”, as the Senegal star spoke about his exploits in front of the goal.

Mane leads the Premier League scoring charts with four goals, alongside Aleksandar Mitrovic, but the former Saint believes his teammates’ contributions have played a major role in strengthening Liverpool.

Speaking to Bleacher Report, the Senegal international said:

“Lots of people like to talk about me and Salah. It’s nice to hear those things, but the strength of this Liverpool team is the collective.

“You also can’t forget that there’s a guy up front called Firmino who works like an animal for us and makes things easier. And the guys behind us do some extraordinary work. We try to benefit from that and help the team go forward.”

Firmino hasn’t had a great start when it comes to scoring goals. In fact, he only has one to his name so far. However, the Brazilian does put in a quality shift on the pitch.

The Brazilian scored 15 times for us in the league last season but his game isn’t only about the goals and assists.

His runs create spaces for our forwards and he is a thorn for any defence to deal with.

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Mane is right in praising Firmino as he often is left out when talking about quality strikers in the Premier League. His game is different when compared to the likes of Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero but the Brazilian is as important to our team as any player at Anfield.