Gary Neville raves about Liverpool FC star after Arsenal draw
Gary Neville explains why Roberto Firmino makes Liverpool FC a much better team
Gary Neville believes that Liverpool FC are a far better team when Roberto Firmino starts for the Reds.
The Brazilian attacker is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s top attacking talents and he has been earning plenty of praise for his performances this season.
Firmino has scored seven goals and made four assists for the Reds in the Premier League so far this season and he has started most of Liverpool FC’s games.
Jurgen Klopp did raise some eyebrows with his decision to drop Firmino and Philippe Coutinho to the bench for Liverpool FC’s Premier League clash with Everton earlier this month.
However, Firmino has since been restored to the starting line-up and he netted Liverpool FC’s crucial equaliser in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal at The Emirates on Friday night.
And former Manchester United defender Neville believes that Firmino represents a better example of what Klopp wants from his attacking players, when compared to the likes of Daniel Sturridge.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Friday night, Neville said: “When Klopp came in, we knew he wanted to press from the front.
“Liverpool are a far better team with Firmino in [the starting line-up]. He chases from the front. He presses from the front. He counter-attacks.
“That’s why Sturridge isn’t in the mould of what Klopp is looking for. Firmino is Liverpool’s best option.”
Firmino will be expecting to feature for Liverpool FC when the Reds return to Premier League action on Boxing Day with a home clash against Swansea City.
Klopp’s men are currently fourth in the Premier League table.
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