BT Sport pundit claims Liverpool FC star is as good as Messi, Ronaldo

BT Sport pundit Jermaine Jenas believes Liverpool FC star Roberto Firmino is one of the best players in his position in the world

Roberto Firmino (Photo: Adidas)
Roberto Firmino (Photo: Adidas)

Jermaine Jenas says Liverpool FC number nine Roberto Firmino is one of the best number nines in the world.

The Brazilian forward started the Premier League clash on the bench ahead of Liverpool FC’s trip to Napoli in the Champions League.

Firmino was brought on in the first half of the Premier League clash after Divock Origi suffered a suspected ankle problem before the break.

The Brazilian forward wasted no time getting on the ball and causing problems when Firmino teed up Sadio Mane for his second goal.

Firmino was produced a number of exquisite touches and incisive passes for his Liverpool FC team-mates in the second half at Anfield.

The 28-year-old teed up Mohamed Salah with an exquisite back heel in the second half to secure three points for the home side.

Trent Alexander-Arnold described Firmino as the best player in his position in the world in the Liverpool FC programme.

Asked about Alexander-Arnold’s claim, Jenas told BT Sport:

“Trent is right. Automatically, you’d go you’d swap him for Messi or Ronaldo. When you break it down, for what he gives to Liverpool, there aren’t many if any who are better than him.”

Jenas went on to highlight why Firmino is an integral member of the Liverpool FC team.

Jenas added: “He is absolutely sublime. Over the years, he’s earned the respect. He’s earned the amount of space he gets.

“He’s the difference. Mane and Salah don’t have the magic to do what Firmino does in tight areas.

“He has a vacuum of bodies that come towards him and he still knows where the space is to get out. It’s a special trait that he has.”

Firmino has netted two goals and has made three assists in five games in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool FC will make the trip to Napoli on Tuesday night.

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