Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino challenges Danish Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and just misses the goal during Sunday’s game at Anfield. Photo: Jon Super / Pool / AFP via Getty Images
Jürgen Klopp has compared Roberto Firmino’s importance for Liverpool with a musician who plays « 12 instruments in our orchestra ». and insisted that he had no concerns about the Brazilian’s calm start to the season.
Firmino struggled to exert his usual influence until Sunday’s good performance against Leicester City and was replaced by Diogo Jota in the line-up for Atalanta’s Champions League loss, which visits Anfield on Wednesday. Liverpool would qualify for the knockout round in two games and beat the Italian club, which they defeated 5-0 three weeks ago in Bergamo.
Klopp, who has used Firmino as Liverpool manager in 52 of his 53 European games, claimed this month he couldn’t help people. Who needed to be reminded of the value of the Brazilian attacker?. But he was full of praise for the No.. 9 and believes Firmino’s confidence will improve after only achieving his second campaign goal.
« Bobby is a complete footballer, » said the manager. A soccer team is like an orchestra, you have different people for different instruments. Some of them are louder than others, but all are important to the rhythm. Bobby plays about 12 instruments in our orchestra. It’s very important. We can play well without him but I definitely want him on the court and if you look at the numbers, I really like having him on the court.
« I’m not worried about Bobby, but I know he will score from time to time. « . That goal was very important and what I loved most was the boys’ reaction. You saw the celebration, it was very emotional.
???? Obviously the players were reading newspapers and they saw that there was some criticism so they were really glad he scored. â ????
Liverpool’s reaction may also have been shaped by Firmino hitting a post just before reaching the goal his performance had earned against Leicester. He will be added to the squad on Wednesday by Mohamed Salah, who has returned to training after two negative tests for Covid-19.
Klopp said: « Mo trained with the team yesterday and looked really good. « . All tests were negative. If nothing changes now, it is available, which is good. But we have to see what we do because he was quarantined until three days ago. â ????
After four group matches, Liverpool only played once before â ???? qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League. 2006/07 when they reached the finals in Athens. and Klopp says it would « alleviate some problems ». with the intense schedule they face. But he insists Liverpool can’t look beyond an Atalanta team crafty of their humiliation on home soil the last time the teams met.
« Atalanta would be a threat without a point to prove, » said Klopp of last season’s quarter-finalists. The night in Atalanta was really special, we played exceptionally well and pretty much everything went well. Things came together and we won the game the way we won it, but we know that tomorrow night it has nothing to do with the game.
Atalanta is a top team with a special style of play. We did well in Atalanta but we have to make it up or we will have problems. I expect problems. It is clear that if we win some problems will be solved. But we can only play one game, we cannot think of playing two or three games at the same time. We have to be ready to work really hard against them. Their man-marking system is really hard to play and that’s why they have been so successful over the past few years. They won’t change, they will play in a similar way. We’ll see who we can line up and try to make the best of the situation. â ????
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