Why Liverpool's attack will continue to falter with Firmino's dip in form
Liverpool may be enjoying their best start to a Premier League season in years, but it is safe to say their fearsome front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane are yet to hit top form.
While Salah and Mane have been well amongst the goals, managing eight and seven respectively so far this season, Brazilian forward Firmino has seen a dip in form which has led him to contribute only four goals in the current campaign.
Firmino, signed for £29million from Hoffenheim three years go (BBC), has become the focal point of Klopp’s attack since the German’s arrival, after being used in a variety of wide and deeper roles by his predecessor Brendan Rodgers.
The Brazilian typifies the high, counter-pressing style of Klopp’s Liverpool, however he has appeared tired and sloppy on the pitch so far this season.
Firmino’s work rate is a key factor that sets him apart from many of the other top forwards in Europe, and his ability to win the ball high up the pitch is often the catalyst for a Liverpool goal.
While his return is not poor by any standards, the Anfield faithful has become accustomed to a higher level of quality from their number nine, and it is a pretty safe bet that when ‘Bobby’ finds his form the Reds will be a much more frightening attacking force again.