Winning a match after conceiving a goal is very common in the game of football. Similarly, Liverpool has registered a victory against Sheffield United even after the visitors took a lead at Anfield during a match of the English Premier League on Saturday. Though Sander Berge scored a brilliant goal beating the defense of Liverpool FC, they got the reply from the home team as they scored 2 consecutive goals to seal the match in their favor. The most talked transfer of Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino showed their color as Liverpool pulled the match in their favor due to the goals scored by these two players. Critics may talk about the class of performance but the results give the final verdict not the art of performance.
Liverpool has a stiff schedule to play the games of Premier League as well as Champions League and the back to back matches of the fixture is enough to make them tired to display some artistic play. In the Champions League game of Ajax FC and the English Premier League game against Sheffield FC, the art were not displayed but the “3 points” from each game were secured to get forward in the league table. The Portugal skipper Diogo Jota has now adjusted with the team and the adjustment is seen in his performance.
Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock has said that Jurgen Klopp needs to offer rest to the trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino with some rest during the course of the current campaign. The trio managed at least 50 appearances each during the previous season and they have since participated for their respective nations in summer tournaments.
As such, there is the risk of potential burnout as the current season proceeds and Warnock has sent a warning over the same to the Reds boss, he told Sky Sports: “I think Jurgen probably knows that it is going to be a big ask, being in seven competitions at the start of the season. More games again, coming off the back of Copa America and the Africa Cup of Nations. He knows that the players are going to need a rest at some point. He’s spoken openly about finding time during the season to give Mane, Salah, and Firmino more rest because they’re going to need it.”
Brazil international Roberto Firmino has stated his ambition of being one of Europe’s deadliest strikers after having enjoyed an impressive season to date with Liverpool. The 26-year-old has already notched 20 goals for the Reds this term, and he is only behind Mohamed Salah in the club’s scorer list.
In a report covered by The Independent, Firmino has spoken about his desire to become of one Europe’s leading strikers, and he is aiming to catch up with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane, he said: “Of course I want to be at their (Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo) level but I only focus on playing a good game.