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Sport Roberto Firmino called up to Brazil squad

21:10  12 march  2018
21:10  12 march  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Alexander-Arnold lauds Firmino's displays

  Alexander-Arnold lauds Firmino's displays Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has highlighted the importance of the club’s in-form attacker Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian international has been playing tremendously well for the Reds throughout the course of the season and his displays are not going unnoticed by his teammates. Alexander-Arnold, as quoted by the Mirror, explained just why Firmino is such a crucial cog in Jurgen Klopp’s setup. “He’s a very special player. I think he’s definitely under-rated in terms of the recognition that he gets. I think he links the whole team together. He links the front three together, especially. He’s priceless to us. He scores goals, he creates chances and he gets assists. There’s not much more you want from a No.9.” Firmino has been playing a unique role for Liverpool. Despite starting as a lone striker in a 4-3-3, he often drops deep to collect the ball and shift it between Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. It is this relationship with his teammates that has aided the Reds’ in their deadly form in front of goal in the campaign so far. “He wants to win, he’s a born winner. I think that’s very important if you want to make it in this game. You’ve got to have that drive to win and he’s got that.” “He always plays a part. If you watch him closely, his drive and enthusiasm to get back and defend as a No 9 are incredible.” “Most of the time you see him past the halfway line, tracking back and making tackles. Sometimes he overdoes it, but in a good way.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been called up to Brazil ’s latest squad as they step up their preparations for the summer’s World Cup in Russia.

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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been called up to Brazil’s latest squad as they step up their preparations for the summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The Liverpool forward joins his international teammates as they prepare to face Russia and Germany in two friendlies later this month.

He joins fellow Premier League players Ederson, Fernandinho, Willian and Gabriel Jesus in the squad for the two games.

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The Reds striker has been in brilliant form so far this season, scoring 22 goals in 41 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side and has helped them reach the Champions League semi-finals.

Salah and Firmino nominated for PFA award

  Salah and Firmino nominated for PFA award Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have both been nominated for the February Player of the Month award after some fine performances from the duo last month, as reported by the Liverpool Echo. Firmino has had an amazing campaign so far this season, netting 22 goals so far. This includes 13 in the Premier League. Salah meanwhile has been brilliant this season and scored his 31st goal of the season in the recent game against West Ham. Both of the players have been nominated for the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month after a fine February for Liverpool, which saw the club move up to 3rd in the Premier League. Four other Premier League stars have been nominated; Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, Eden Hazard at Chelsea, Brighton and Hove Albion’s Pascal Gross and the Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland despite his own goal last weekend against Leicester City. The winner is announced on the 5th March.

Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira (born 2 October 1991) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team as an attacking midfielder

Though the Reds’ season is yet to begin, with five games between now and the first international break, Coutinho and Firmino have already been called up for duty. More: Brazil , Internationals, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino .

Firmino is set to have a key role to play for his country at this summer’s World Cup with his country targeting their fifth title in the history of the competition.

He is set to link up with former Liverpool team-mate Philippe Coutinho in the squad as the pair meet for the first time since Coutinho joined Barcelona in January.

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Firmino talks Salah's goal heroics, racism allegations & losing Coutinho to Barcelona .
The 26-year-old does not feel a burden to match the imperious Egyptian and discussed how he's in the best form of his career Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has insisted that he doesn't feel any pressure to score more goals despite Mohamed Salah's imperious form this season.Egypt international Salah, 25, has been a revelation since his summer move from Roma, scoring an incredible 36 goals in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's side.Firmino himself has chipped in with a healthy total of 23 in the 2017-18 campaign, although he insists that it doesn't matter who scores, as long as the Reds are winning games.

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