After a perfect winning start to their 2019/20 Premier League campaign, Liverpool are flying high in the Premier League with six wins from six to sit top of the table.
Impressive victories over top-six opposition such as Arsenal and Chelsea have underlined the domestic credentials of Jurgen Klopp’s side for the current campaign, whilst also seeing off teams such as Norwich City and Burnley in clinical style.
Yet whilst the dynamic goalscoring duo of Mohamed Salah and Saido Mane have, so far, stolen the headlines with their impressive performances and attacking contributions, Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino is yet again going about his business with extreme efficiency but without the added gloss of headlines in the mainstream media.
Firmino’s wider contribution to Liverpool’s frontline was best highlighted with a superb assist for Mohamed Salah in the club’s victory over Burnley, delicately laying off the ball for his Egyptian counterpart who finished the move with a well-taken strike.
The Brazilian’s role is of extreme importance to Liverpool, but with Mane and Salah’s goalscoring battle contining to heat up – with Mane’s frustrations becoming visible in the victory at Turf Moor – it is not the individual accolades that concern Firmino, which simply point to his indispensability within Klopp’s side.
The team’s collective achievement is Firmino’s primary objective, though whilst the club continue their pursuit of a first Premier League title alongside retaining the Champions League, there can be no doubting that the enigmatic Brazilian is a player worthy of far greater credit than he universally receives within his role on Merseyside.