Jamie Carragher: What impresses me about Liverpool star Roberto Firmino
Jamie Carragher heaps praise on Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino
Jamie Carragher says Roberto Firmino is starting to come into his own at Liverpool after Sunday’s 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.
The Brazil international played a big role in rescuing a result for Jurgen Klopp’s side at Selhurst Park.
I don’t watch a 90-minute game and think he is outstanding. But he is getting goals and assists
Liverpool fell behind against the run of play after Joe Ledley broke the deadlock and James Milner was sent off early in the second half.
However, Firmino, who moved to Liverpool in a £29m deal from Hoffenheim last summer, equalised in the 72nd minute after Alex McCarthy’s slip in the Palace goal.
And Christian Benteke came off the bench to score a winner from the penalty spot after the Belgium striker controversially won an added-time penalty.
Speaking on Sky Sports after Liverpool’s slender win at Selhurst Park, Carragher was quick to heap praise on Firmino for another impressive contribution.
“These last couple of months and you look at his involvement,” Carragher said.
“You’re talking about whether he can get to Suarez’s level but he is in good company in Aguero and Costa – two of the top strikers that we’ve seen over the last couple of years.
“He is coming into his own. I don’t watch a 90-minute game and think he is outstanding. But he is getting goals and assists.”
Firmino has scored eight goals and has made seven assists in 25 Premier League games in his first season in the English top flight.