6 reasons why Liverpool 'would be lost without Bobby Firmino'
We all love Bobby. And Bobby loves to deliver inspired performances. But most importantly, he's simply pivotal not only to Liverpool's attack but for the whole Klopp's system. Alex Barra of Anfield Index explains how Bobby makes is all work for the Reds.
- It's not a revelation that Bobby is a perfect link man between our two main goalscorers from the flanks, but this link man managed to score 67 goals in his last 100 games for Liverpool.
- At the same time, Firmino has created a staggering 26 chances for Mane and 33 chances for Salah since the start of 16/17 season.
- He is truly tailor-made for Klopp's system wit him, for instance, winning 4 balls in the middle third in PL opener against Norwich, while dropping really deep against Burnley and Arsenal, leaving acres of space for Salah.
- It was he who intercepted Ben Mee's pass against Burnley once again proving his pivotal role for Klopp's pressing.
- Firmino is the conductor, the mediator of Liverpool's attack both on and off the pitch - it was Bobby who first checked on Mane after the renowned sub against Burnley, it was he who lightened the mood in the media with his cheeky glance and smile after that row.
- He's unbelievably highly praised by his teammates - Fabi claims Firmino is the 'perfect player', Van Dijk picks him as the greatest player he's ever played with, while Robbo puts it simply: 'we'd be lost without him'.