Chris Sutton has told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club that he thinks Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has been “carried” by the other two members of Jurgen Klopp’s front three this season.
Firmino, 29, has scored five goals and laid on three assists in 18 Premier League appearances this season. The 45-time Brazil international has also failed to score or create a single goal in six Champions League outings.
The former Hoffenheim man continues to remain a crucial cog in Liverpool’s side and Klopp has always stated that Firmino should not be judged on his goal output. But his impact is waining, coinciding with Liverpool’s struggles.
Sutton has told the Monday Night Club that Firmino has “gone off the boil” and is a “lucky boy” to continue to start for Liverpool. He also thinks that Firmino is being carried by teammates Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.