Thierry Henry: Roberto Firmino is so good but the Liverpool forward has a weakness
The Arsenal legend discusses Roberto Firmino's big weakness after Liverpool's 1-1 draw at Manchester United on Sunday
Thierry Henry has highlighted Roberto Firmino’s poor finishing as the Liverpool forward’s only weakness after Sunday afternoon’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
The Reds broke the deadlock in the first half at Old Trafford after vice-captain James Milner scored from the penalty spot following Paul Pogba’s handball in the area.
Liverpool had chances to extend their lead and Philippe Coutinho teed up Firmino with a superb reverse pass within minutes of the number 10’s introduction from the bench but the Brazilian forward couldn’t beat David De Gea.
Firmino has only scored one goal in his last 11 games in all competitions as the South American struggled in the absence of his compatriot Coutinho.
Former Arsenal striker Henry spoke about Firmino’s big weakness after the Liverpool forward wasted a chance to seal three points at Old Trafford.
“It was a massive miss. It could have been 2-0. He could have put the game to sleep. But Firmino has been so good that’s the only thing you can say about him, sometimes he doesn’t finish his opportunities well,” Henry told Sky Sports.
Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table and seven points adrift of current leaders Chelsea.
The Merseyside outfit will host Swansea City in their next Premier League game at Anfield.