Jurgen Klopp reemphasized the significance of Roberto Firmino to Liverpool and, amid recent criticism, praised the forward as a “complete footballer”.
Roberto Firmino, Liverpool forward has come in for criticism this season and prompted an “emotional” celebration when on Sunday he scored.
Firmino has been steadily stuck by Klopp and used a musical analogy to indicate that his game is about much more than just netting the ball.
“Scoring is always important but Bobby is a complete footballer,” he said at a news conference ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Atalanta.
“A football team is like an orchestra – you need people for different instruments. Some are loud and some are not that loud but all are important for the rhythm, and Bobby plays like 12 instruments in our orchestra.”
“I’m not concerned about anything for Bobby. The main thing I liked about his goal was the celebration. It was almost emotional because the players read newspapers and there’s been some criticism.”