By Alex Stevens
Jurgen Klopp has claimed Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino is a player who relies upon instinct.
The Brazilian has emerged as a key player under the Merseysiders’ manager since he took over at Anfield last October.
Firmino has spearheaded the attack in four of Liverpool’s six league matches this season even though he is more widely regarded as a playmaker rather than an authentic front man.
Firmino did not score on Saturday in Liverpool’s 5-1 demolition of Hull but demonstrated once again why his all-action style and immense technical ability makes him such a crucial player in Klopp’s system.
“Roberto [Firmino] is a player who is always involved,” Klopp told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football programme. “He has natural skill. He doesn’t think too much, he has instinct. He can play all of the offensive positions.”
Firmino has played in seven of Liverpool’s eight matches in all competitions this season and scored three goals, supplemented by two assists.
Liverpool’s third consecutive league win has lifted them to fourth in the Premier League and level on points with third-placed Arsenal, who have a marginally superior goal difference.
Wenger’s side annihilated Chelsea 3-0 on Saturday with a performance the manager subsequently hailed as the team’s best for a number of years.
In other Liverpool news, a BBC pundit has hailed this Merseyside star as his favourite Premier League player.