Gary Neville: Why I worry about 26-year-old Liverpool FC forward

The Man United legend is concerned that Roberto Firmino could burn out due to a lack of cover at Liverpool FC

Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville admits he is worried about Roberto Firmino burning out in the final months of Liverpool FC’s season.

The Brazil international has been ever present in the Liverpool FC team throughout the 2017-18 campaign.

Firmino has been enjoying his best season to date following a return of 11 goals and three assists in 25 league games.

The Liverpool FC number nine has also netted six times and made three assists in six Champions League group-stage fixtures.

The South American forward has tended to be used in a false number nine role in the Liverpool FC team.

Only summer signing Mohamed Salah has played more minutes in the Premier League than Firmino for the Reds this season.

Liverpool FC allowed Daniel Sturridge to move to West Brom on loan in January to reduce Klopp’s options up front.

Former Manchester United defender Neville has expressed his concern that the Reds could struggle if Firmino doesn’t get a rest.

“What would worry me is Sturridge leaving. It went under the radar,” Neville told his Sky Sports podcast.

“Who comes in for Firmino when he needs a rest? The work rate he puts in is unbelievable.”

Liverpool FC signing Firmino in a £29m deal from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the 2015 summer transfer window.

The Brazilian has scored 42 times in 124 games in all competitions since his move to Anfield.

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