Gary Lineker talks up ‘brilliant’ Liverpool FC star ahead of Champions League final

Gary Lineker raves about Roberto Firmino following his excellent form for Liverpool FC

Gary Lineker
England legend Gary Lineker Photo: BT Sport

Gary Lineker has lavished praise on Roberto Firmino following his sparkling form for Liverpool FC this season.

The Brazilian attacker has been one of the Reds’ top performing players this season as he scored 27 goals and made 16 assists for the Merseyside outfit to help them finish fourth in the Premier League.

Firmino has also been in fine form in the Champions League for Jurgen Klopp’s men, as he helped the Merseyside outfit to reach the final against Real Madrid at the end of the month.

The Brazil international has naturally been earning huge amounts of praise for his performances for the Reds this season.

And England legend Lineker has admitted that he is indeed a keen admirer of the Liverpool FC striker following his excellent displays this season.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Lineker said of Firmino: “He’s a brilliant all-round player.

“He works his socks off, he’s got a great touch, he can hold it up, he sees a pass, he can score a goal.

“He’s good from outside the box, inside the box and he scores with his head.”

Liverpool FC are likely to be linked with a number of players in the coming weeks and months as Klopp looks to assemble a team capable of winning the title next season.

The Reds are still searching for their first trophy under the German manager and they will be hoping to end that drought when they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday night.

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