Report: Klopp likely to name surprise starter for Liverpool at Fulham, he's got a better touch than anyone at Kirkby
It’s Fulham away for Liverpool today as they kick off their Premier League campaign for 22/23 against the newly promoted Cottagers.
The Reds head into the new season a slightly different team, with the familiar face of Sadio Mane having signed for Bayern Munich. In his place, Liverpool have spent big money on the signing of Darwin Nunez from Benfica. The striker got his first goal against Manchester City last weekend, and there are high hopes around the Uruguayan star.
However, while Nunez might have got that first goal against City, The Times claims that he is still likely to start today’s game at Fulham on the bench. Instead, Jurgen Klopp is expected to turn to his experienced and reliable Brazilian forward, Roberto Firmino.
It means Liverpool will still be fielding two of a famous three on the opening day, with Mo Salah – fresh off signing a new contract – also set to start.
Of course, Firmino is no stranger to coming in when needed. He did it a lot last season with Diogo Jota often starting and has never let Klopp down. Further, as we’ve previously reported on TBR, Firmino is considered to still be one of the best players at Kirkby, being lauded for having the best first touch of anyone at Liverpool.
TBR’s View: Firmino Will Deliver For Liverpool
It’s not a bad option, is it? Jurgen Klopp has the chance to play one of the best Premier League forwards in recent times while his new, expensive signing, beds into life in Liverpool.
For Firmino himself, it’s another chance to show his worth to the Reds and prove to everyone – not that he needs to do so – just how good he is.
Firmino has been exceptional for Klopp and Liverpool through the years, and for him, it will be just another day at the office.
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