Roberto Firmino: This Liverpool pair are so unique
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino has hailed his team-mates Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane as unique talents.
The trio have been the preferred forward line for the Reds this season and have been scintillating in front of goal.
They have managed 26 goals between them them this season across all competitions and give Jurgen Klopp’s side great attacking intent.
Firmino has been keen to praise the ability of his fellow attackers and feels they are a great asset to the team.
“They’re exceptional players, they’re unique,” Firmino said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “With excellent players like them, I know what they’re going to do before they get the ball.”
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Liverpool travel to reigning Premier League champions Leicester on Monday night, who will begin life without Claudio Ranieri following his shock dismissal on Thursday.
The Merseyside club earned a 4-1 victory in the meeting at Anfield earlier this season and will be desperate for a repeat scoreline to aid their top four challenge.
Mane will be confident heading into the game after his brace secured a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the last game.
The 24-year-old has been a fantastic signing since his summer arrival from Southampton and fans are delighted to have him back after the Africa Cup of Nations.
Coutinho, 24, is regarded as the most technically gifted play at Liverpool and can cause a real threat to any team.
The playmaker has remarkably not scored since November, though, and will be desperate to end that drought on Monday night.
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