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Roberto Firmino Appreciation

First name on the team sheet and the most tactically astute, intelligent and hard-working player in the side.

That's saying something considering that as a team we're at the highest level in all of those categories and they're our major strengths. Bobby is truly a leader and you only have to listen to what the team/staff have to say about him.

What are your thoughts on Firmino, how do you rate him?

posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

He’s the link between the MF and Salah and Mane. He class at is as well. Love that he has a huge grin on his face when he plays.

Oh and that face he pulled in the tunnel after Salah and Mane had a bit of a falling out

posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

comment by Marksmanship (U21765)
posted 6 minutes ago
He's excellent, but certainly not the first name on the team sheet.
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Van Dijk is for me.

posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

First name on the team sheet is the keeper so the idea of it as a thing is false.

posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Isn't is wonderful to be able to argue which world class player Klopp outs first on his team sheet.

2015/16 to now

Alisson
Salah
Mane
VVD
Firmino

I don't know how klopp picks first.

Maybe he solves the dilemma by making that his 5 a side team too.


Poor Fabinho,TAA and Robertson. They must not want to be in the Matip, henderson wijnaldum bucket.

maybe they have their own... nearly world class bucket. If they deliver again maybe they will make klopps life writing a name down first a total nightmare eh?

just so people remember

mingolet
johnson lovren sahko flanagan
gerrard (aged) Henderson
Lallana Sterling Coutinho
Sturrdige/balotelli

at best

the following year when klopp arrived
mingolet
clyne
lovren
shako
moreno
henderson
milner
firmino (RW)
Coutinho
lallana
Benteke




posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

I remember having a fairly heated discussion on here with someone that told me Benteke had great movement and would be great for us.

posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

comment by Metro.⚽️ (U6770)
posted 4 hours, 36 minutes ago
comment by Marksmanship (U21765)
posted 6 minutes ago
He's excellent, but certainly not the first name on the team sheet.
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Van Dijk is for me.
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Definately would have Mane over Firmino if we're talking about the front three. Roberto has been getting better, but last season it was Mane who was the more prolific of the three and Firmono was struggling to find his form.

In fact the start of last season was one with our attack not firing on all cylinders and we had to rely on our defense to soak the pressure while defending a minimal lead. Mane has been the star when we really needed him. Hopefully his fellow strikers will follow suit and be a menace to the opposition, the fear factor needs to rise again. One more thing I'd like to see is Salah being less selfish and be more of a teamplayer.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

He's got the shimmies and neat turns which look easy on the eye as opposed to the quick, rash actions of other skillful players.

Firmino is the Barry White of football. Smooth, silky and easy all the way.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

I'd ease up on the world class tag though. Sure we have about 6 or 8 classy players in our team but imho only Van Dijk, Alisson & Salah are world class at this point in time.

If Mane, Fabinho, Trent & Robertson continue their form from last season then I have no problem putting them into the world class bracket. Out of this list I think Fabinho is a certainty to enter that world class bracket....and Trent will eventually.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Mane is world class to me but the definition of "world class" can cover a broad spectrum.

posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

He's only been in top notch form since the turn of the year, which is half a season.

Needs to be more consistent before he can be considered world class.

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