Rivaldo names player who could play crucial role for Liverpool in Premier League title race and Champions League
The Brazil international Rivaldo strongly believes the red’s boss Jurgen Klopp will continue using Roberto Firmino in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League.
However, Bobby Firmino has appeared to have fallen down the pecking order following Diogo Jota’s arrival from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020.
Therr have been speculations regarding Firmino’s future since Liverpool signed Luis Diaz from FC Porto in January for a sum of £50 million.
Rivaldo, however feels Firmino should not consider leaving the Reds just yet.
The former Barcelona forward is of the view that the Brazilian could be very important for Liverpool in their Premier League title race and the Champions League.
He wrote in his Betfair column:
“Last week I advised Bobby Firmino to stay confident and avoid thinking about leaving Liverpool this summer since he continues to be a great player who only needs to be persistent in proving his quality to be a regular starter.
“And he did that last Wednesday, coming off the bench in the second-half against Arsenal to score Liverpool’s second goal and almost seal their [2-0] win.”
“I have no doubts that Jurgen Klopp continues to love his qualities as a player and will keep utilizing him regularly.
“Firmino could play a pivotal role in Liverpool’s title battle with Man City in [the] Premier League as well as in the Champions League.”
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