Roberto Firmino has stated that it is an honour to be working with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. The Brazilian striker joined from Hoffenheim in 2015 and he has proved to be a shrewd acquisition. He fired home a brace in the 5-1 win against Brighton on Saturday and he now has 5 Premier League goals for the season. He has made the centre forward position his own and he is now a pivotal figure at Anfield.
Firmino In Flying Form
Roberto Firmino is playing an important part in Liverpool's recent upturn in form. The Brazilian links up the play very well and he has scored goals in recent weeks too. He insists that the credit for his recent form on Merseyside lies with his manager Jurgen Klopp. Speaking to the media Firmino said: “After he arrived everything improved a little. He’s an exceptional coach who I’m honoured to work with.”
“As he has a German mentality, and he also played in Germany, he has helped me tactically and physically. Our team has only improved in the two years since his arrival. We try to put what we learn into practice on the pitch. He’s been very important for me because he helps me every day in training.”
“He helps me by talking to me too, and I’m learning a lot from him. He’s excellent off the field and during matches he gets very involved and very excited. I think playing in Germany in the past has helped me with regards to understanding his methods.”
Roberto Firmino is one of the so called ‘Fab Four' at Liverpool alongside Coutinho, Mane and Salah. They are ripping numerous defences to shreds this season and no team will look forward to facing them. If Klopp can find a way to shore up things at the back, Liverpool could yet challenge for honours this season.