Tag: Roberto Firmino

Klopp backs ‘unbelievably valuable’ Firmino

Roberto Firmino has scored just five goals for Liverpool this season, but Jurgen Klopp defended the forward. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backed the “unbelievably valuable” Roberto Firmino after the forward got on the scoresheet against Watford. Firmino, used in different roles and deeper this season, scored just his fifth goal

Liverpool are legitimised by Mane contract – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the club have made progress, and are now capable of preventing their best players from leaving. Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool are no longer a pathway to bigger clubs and better opportunities, but a destination in their own right. Sadio Mane’s contract extension to 2023 earlier

Liverpool star Firmino was terrified of losing vision

Liverpool and Brazil attacker Roberto Firmino has admitted that he was scared of losing his sight after a nasty clash with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen. The Brazil international scored the decisive goal as the Reds ran out 2-1 winners at Wembley, but was forced off after Vertonghen, while attempting to

Klopp frustrated by Liverpool attackers in Napoli defeat

Jurgen Klopp was left frustrated by his attackers in Liverpool’s 1-0 Champions League defeat to Napoli, telling Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane that they tried to run with the ball too much. Liverpool were deservedly defeated by Napoli at Stadio San Paolo, as Lorenzo Insigne saw the visitors make the

Mane: My parents told me pursuing football was a waste of time

Liverpool star Sadio Mane revealed his parents told him his pursuit of a football career was a “waste of time”, right up until he signed his first contract. Mane, 26, has developed into one of the key parts of a dangerous Liverpool attack, alongside Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. But

Loss to Brazil illustrates U.S.’s need to be more courageous, more inventive

U.S. midfielder Wil Trapp managed to distill down to one word what was lacking from the Americans’ performance in a 2-0 defeat to Brazil: courage. What that particular term means is often in the eye of the beholder, but Trapp was more than willing to break the word down into

Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored as a strong Brazil side coasted past a youthful USA in a friendly match.

Firmino gave the Selecao the lead in New Jersey after 11 minutes, the Liverpool forward finishing a low Douglas Costa cross from close range. Paris St-Germain striker Neymar doubled the lead from the penalty spot after Fabinho was judged to have been fouled in the box. Neymar’s goal was his

Firminho backs Liverpool team-mate Alisson Becker

After Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker’s blunder, which led to a goal in the Reds’ 2-1 win against Leicester City, forward Roberto Firmino has come out in support of his team-mate. Firminho also stated that fellow defender Virgil Van Dijk was at fault, stating that the back pass from the defender