Roberto Firmino

"Bobby" Firmino 

https://www.football4football.com/storage/img/articleimages/originals/LSMKLSr7778T3rfcZeryPR9Y0EiQP8BuuKp.jpg UNSELFISH NUMBER 9: Firmino will always try and win the ball back high up the pitch

 

The Player

 

The Brazilian centre-forward played four and a half seasons with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga after signing from  Figueirense. Firmino signed for Liverpool but did not have the best of starts playing as an attacking midfielder. It was not until German manager Jurgen Klopp used Firmino as a "false-nine" in a 4-3-3 that he has really started to shine.

 

Key Skills
  • Team work
  • Creativity
  • Energetic closing down

 

Firmino always runs for his team, but he is also a cool finisher

 

 

Quick Facts
  • 1. On 19 January 2019, he scored Liverpool's 1000th goal at Anfield in the Premier League era when he netted in a 4–3 win over Crystal Palace
  • 2. Highest scoring Brazilian player in Premier League history
  • 3. In 2019 Firmino won both the Champions League and the Copa America

 

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Final Note

Firmino is often not given the same credit as Salah and Mane in the Liverpool team however he contributes so much more to the team than just goals. 

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