Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has stolen headlines this season, and for very good reasons due to his consistently strong displays in front of goal.
The Egyptian international has scored 43 goals in all competitions, and was voted PFA Player of the Year ahead of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.
Given that Salah has achieved all of this in just his first season at the club following a switch from Roma last summer makes it that much more impressive.
However, there is another player in Jurgen Klopp’s ranks that deserves a huge amount of credit for the team’s scintillating attack.
Roberto Firmino has not always been recognised publicly for the influence that he has on this Liverpool team, but the statistics do not lie.
The Brazilian – valued at £45m by Transfermarkt – has scored 26 goals and created 13 assists in 48 appearances in all competitions while perfecting the false 9 role.
As well as his attacking ability, Firmino has proven that he is not afraid to do the dirty work by dropping back and tackling to win the ball.
The former Hoffenheim star has regularly dispossessed opponents, proving that he has strength as well as flair.
As a reward for his impressive form, Liverpool have offered Firmino a new long-term contract, which is hugely positive news ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
Even though Salah has been drawing most of the attention, it should be noted that Firmino is an integral component of the team, but is he more important?
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