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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has missed the most big chances in the Premier League

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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has missed the most big chances in the Premier League

Roberto Fimrino has turned out to be an elite signing for Liverpool after they picked him up from Hoffenheim for £29million (BBC) back in 2015.

The Brazilian attacker has become a real talisman during the Jurgen Klopp reign at Anfield, with 77 goals and 59 assists in 235 appearances for the Merseyside club in total.

He plays the central role in arguably the most feared attacking trio across Europe, with teammates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah either side of him on the wings providing a major goal threat.

The 28-year-old plays the false nine role so effectively bringing others into play when he drops deep and is also the scorer of some big goals, with Liverpool on the verge of a first Premier League title.

 

But there is a rare weakness in his game that can be highlighted by statistics on the Premier League’s official website.

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Firmino ranks first in the league this season for big chances missed, which is when a player is expected to score an opportunity in front of goal.

The South American has missed 19 big chances to sit top of the pile, while Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus (18), Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham (17) and Burnley’s Chris Wood (17) also rank highly for the 2019/20 campaign so far.

Firmino has managed 11 goals across all competitions this campaign with eight coming in the league, but his finishing is still an area that could do with some improvement and becoming more clinical could help him step up his game to yet another level.

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