Liverpool: Klopp gives verdict on defeat at Leicester
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Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has been compared to Luis Suarez by former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger despite the striker going through a rough patch. The Reds suffered another defeat in the Premier League on Saturday.
Liverpool star Firmino has been compared to former striker Suarez despite his current woes.
It follows another Premier League defeat to mark a horrendous start to 2021, which leaves them 13 points behind Manchester City in the table.
Jurgen Klopp even admitted that the defence of their title is now over with their sights firmly set on trying to stay in the top four.
Leicester came from a goal down to win 3-1 at the King Power Stadium after Liverpool capitulated in a seven-minute whirlwind at the end of the game.
But Mohamed Salah scored the opener courtesy of a brilliant assist from Firmino, who had a tough task in front of goal.
And Wenger believes the Brazilian is much like his predecessor Suarez in that he makes his team-mates better.
“I think you have types of strikers like Suarez at Liverpool and now Firmino,” he said.
“You have the kind of striker who makes the wide players good and the kind of strikers who kill the players around them.
“Suarez and Firmino are players who make people around them good.
“You see many strikers who, in Firmino’s position, would have tried to force the shot or to dribble.
“He’s the kind of striker you do not find a lot, they work hard for the team and they make the players around them better.”
This has been one of the toughest campaigns for Firmino up front, who has scored just six times in the Premier League.
However, last year he netted a mere nine – yet Liverpool would go on to win the title at a canter.
Wenger added: “Let’s be honest, you want everything from a player but, what I mean, is I’ve seen many strikers who, when they don’t score, go into the dressing room ready to destroy the team.
“He is always ready to work for the team and puts his body on the line for the others, so I respect that, and he scores goals as well.
“Maybe he’s a bit short of goals but all the rest, you cannot fault him.”
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