There’s been a lot of talk recently surrounding Roberto Firmino and whether the versatile Brazilian attacker is clinical enough in front of goal.
There are arguments to be made from both sides of the fence. The truth is he can be hit-and-miss but fortunately for us we aren’t overly reliant on him scoring every single game. He doesn’t need to hit 30 goals. If he manages it then it’s a bonus but the Liverpool system doesn’t hinge on him going on a 2013/14 Luis Suarez-esque run.
The former Hoffenheim player is part of a free-scoring trio alongside Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho. The three of them have scored a combined 24 goals so far this season and the Brazilian pair are both on target to get into double digits alongside Mane.
But even so, there’s still talk that Liverpool need a new striker. Not just in the media, who continuously seem to tentatively link the Reds with moves for Alvaro Morata and cough*Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang*cough, but amongst fans too. Those who have given up on Daniel Sturridge as a Liverpool player now want a world class striker to replace the former Manchester City youth graduate.
If Liverpool do sign a £40million striker – granted the two aforementioned names would cost considerably more than that – what happens to Firmino? There appears to be a pattern emerging depending on what sort of week the number eleven has had.
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