Roberto Firmino states his prediction for AS Roma v Liverpool FC
Roberto Firmino warns Liverpool FC that they must focus fully on beating AS Roma to reach the Champions League final
Roberto Firmino has warned his Liverpool FC team-mates not to take anything for granted ahead of their crunch Champions League showdown with AS Roma this week.
Firmino was in fine form for Liverpool FC as the Reds sealed a 5-2 win over the Italian side in the first leg of the semi-final clash at Anfield last week.
The Brazilian netted twice to add to goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to put Jurgen Klopp’s side in charge of the tie, despite AS Roma netting two late away goals.
Liverpool FC are aiming to book their place in the Champions League final and set up a clash against either Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the final later this month.
And Firmino, who signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool FC over the weekend, has talked up the importance of the Reds staying focused ahead of the crunch clash.
Speaking in an interview with Liverpool FC’s website, Firmino said: “Nothing is won so far.
“We have a very hard match ahead of us in the second leg. We have to be very intelligent and give our best on the pitch.
“Basically, to do what we’ve been doing so far – which is playing very good football.”
Liverpool FC were held to a goalless draw by Stoke City at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime and the Reds will return to top flight action with a crunch trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea FC next Sunday.