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Jamie Carragher: ‘I’m worried for Firmino’

Tue 19 January 2021 | 9:48

Roberto Firmino has struggled to hit his previous heights this season and former Liverpool legend is concerned about him.

Jamie Carragher

has raised concerns with the form of

Roberto Firmino

and feels the Brazilian star could be on his way out.

Mohamed Salah

,

Sadio Mane

, and

Firmino

have played an integral part in

Liverpool

's recent success under

Jurgen Klopp

. But their form has come under scrutiny lately and Carragher is mostly worried for Firmino as he has dipped again in this season.

“I am still confident Mane and Salah will start scoring goals again,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “I must say I am worried for Firmino. 

“He has never been seen as 'the' goalscorer. That is the responsibility of the other two, but he is there to chip in.

“When they are not scoring, he has to be a bigger goal threat. 

"Yesterday (during the 0-0 draw with Manchester United) he had a couple of chances but did not quite strike the ball right.”

Firmino’s all-round game has been as important as his goals. But Carragher feels he has dipped in other parts.

“Bringing others into the game has dropped off and the counter-pressing and winning the ball back has dropped off,” Carragher said. “I’m not just saying this season, I am going back to last season when Liverpool won the league. 

“I was worried then, wondering could he turn it around.

"He is the one I am worried about more and if there is one to be phased out before the others, I probably think it would be Firmino. 

"Sooner or later that front three will have to be broken up.

Carragher feels that Firmino is in danger of losing his place at Liverpool.


source: SportMob