From double to single. Roberto Firmino, 29, is living, like his entire club, a tormented season, after having touched the best in Europe in previous years. Last year, thanks in particular to a first half of the season almost without missteps, the Reds lifted the Premier League title, thirty years after the club’s last coronation in the first division, in 1990. Key element of his team with his hybrid profile, the Brazilian had compiled 12 goals and 13 assists in 52 appearances.
That is to say the double of its balance sheet this year: 44 matches in all competitions, 6 goals and 8 assists. Faced with emerging criticism against his striker, Jürgen Klopp, the club’s coach, was keen to support him: “ Bobby is not old or tired. He hasn’t lost everything, not at all. We see everything in training, but we have to make sure we bring this to the pitch more often “, He first explained. And to continue: “It’s not just for Bobby either (but you asked about him). It’s a general thing for us. “