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Liverpool fans are concerned about 25-year-old after display v Everton

By Emma Sanders

Roberto Firmino had a poor game for Liverpool in their 1-0 win against Everton in Monday evening’s Merseyside derby – and Reds fans discussed his form on Twitter with concern.

The Brazilian has struggled to regain the form he showed at the start of the season since Philippe Coutinho has been absent from the starting XI.

The attacker was sensational in the opening weeks of the 2016-17 season, netting six goals and providing three assists in his first 10 Premier League games.

However, since moving to a wide position to accommodate Divock Origi’s inclusion in the starting XI, he has failed to have the same impact and fans have grown concerned.

Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:

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Firmino struggled against Everton, making a number of unsuccessful runs and sloppy first touches so it was no surprise to see him fail to get on the score-sheet.

Origi has been impressive in recent weeks, netting five goals in his last six games, while Sadio Mane and Daniel Sturridge provided the winning combination in extra-time, leaving Firmino out in the shadows.

He’ll be edging to get back into his preferred central role upon Coutinho’s return, though it was concerning for fans to see him perform so badly given he may be expected to adopt the wide role in January when Mane departs on international duty.

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