Ian Rush: Every manager would love this Liverpool FC star in their team

The Liverpool FC legend believes every manager would love to have Roberto Firmino in their team

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC forward Roberto Firmino Photo: Adidas

Ian Rush believes every Premier League manager would love to have Liverpool FC forward Roberto Firmino in their team.

The Brazil international has earned a reputation as a tireless worker since Jurgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers at the Anfield outfit in 2015.

The German head coach has used Firmino in a nine and a half position, bringing his attacking team-mates into the game with his hold up play and passing ability.

However, the South American has added goals to his repetoire this term with a brilliant return of 14 goals in 30 appearances in the Premier League to go with his seven assists.

Firmino has also netted eight times in nine games in the Champions League to help Liverpool FC to reach the last eight of the competition.

His team-mate Mohamed Salah has got most of the plaudits for his return of 36 goals in his debut season at the 18-time English champions.

However, former Liverpool FC striker Rush believes Firmino’s importance to Klopp and his Reds team can’t be understated.

“Everyone knows how amazing Mohamed Salah is but if you’re looking at one player Liverpool rely on it’s Bobby Firmino,” Rush told Sky Sports News.

“With his closing down he reminds me a little bit of myself. Not only does he work hard for the team, he’s also very skilful – he does everything.

“He may not be regularly getting 30 goals a season but he makes the opposition make mistakes. He is a rare breed of a Brazilian and I think his talents suit the Premier League down to a T.

“He is tireless, every manager would love a player like that in his team. We are very, very lucky that we have him in our side.”

Liverpool FC will take on Premier League leaders Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals next week.

The Reds will make the trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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