Roberto Firmino available as Jurgen Klopp welcomes attacking options

Ruben Hill
September 21, 2018

But despite his short but not sweet stint on Merseyside, Keane has come out and said that he would be the flawless striker in Klopp's starting XI and likened himself to Brazil worldwide Firmino. An intense game, it was a fantastic game for him, that's the best news.

Klopp was full of praise for Sturridge's performance against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night as the 29-year-old opened the scoring in his first start of the season before he was replaced by Firmino, who scored a dramatic late victor in a 3-2 Champions League victory.

"Finishing is something that you can never take for granted".

"Of course. Of course everyone expects that, that is clear. It is completely normal everyone expects that", added the Reds boss.

"We don't expect that". I never do that - only supporters can do that. "We want him to score as often as possible and that's how it is". It was not the reason for taking him off, of course not, I am fine with him and I think he is fine with me.

"At the end of the season we will see how it was, not at the beginning. He needed time last year, like we all needed time, and it will take time this year, that's all".

0:44                                            Salah has been 'outstanding', Klopp told reporters on Friday
0:44 Salah has been 'outstanding', Klopp told reporters on Friday

He was also named in the 2017-18 PFA Team of the Year.

Georginio Wijnaldum has been a revelation inter-changing between a holding midfielder role and a more attacking one, while the 32-year-old James Milner's fan club grows on a daily basis.

An eye injury restricted Firmino to the substitutes' bench for Tuesday night's Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain, with Sturridge starting in his place.

Salah needed time previous year.

Salah has never gone more than three matches without slotting for the Reds, who are now joint top of the Premier League standings after winning all five of their opening matches.

"Dejan is close. He looks really fit. He's a proper professional, so his body gives him the opportunity".

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