Manchester United legend Gary Neville was very impressed with the performance of Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
The Reds claimed a 1-0 victory away from home against Spurs in the Premier League thanks to Firmino’s first-half strike. Liverpool possess a 16-point lead at the top of the table.
Liverpool’s dominance this season has stemmed from all the players within the squad continuing to play at a ridiculously high standard.
However, Firmino has been a player that has caught the eye of Neville in recent times, as he claimed that any manager in world football would want the Brazilian in their side.
Neville told Sky Sports after Liverpool’s victory over Tottenham: “They’re brilliant to watch. The centre-forward Firmino I think any manager in the world would have him as their centre-forward in their team.
“I think he’s absolutely incredible Firmino. He’s just selfless and brilliant.
“He scores goals, sets things up, they can link off him, he makes all the right runs and is just an outstanding player.”
This is huge praise from Neville. Liverpool supporters certainly have an appreciation in terms of what Firmino brings to a game, but it is evident that rival fans are also now starting to see what a player the Brazilian is.
It is difficult to think of a more complete No. 9 in the world right now. Of course, there are better finishers, but in terms of a forward that bring can a bit of everything, no one rivals Firmino.