Mark Lawrenson suggests Roberto Firmino could benefit from Jurgen Klopp’s arrival

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Roberto Firmino joined Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

Mark Lawrenson has explained in The Liverpool Echo why Roberto Firmino is going to benefit from the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as the Liverpool manager.

Firmino joined Premier League outfit Liverpool from German club Hoffenheim in the summer transfer window.

The Brazil international attacking midfielder is a very talented player, but he has struggled to make an impact at Anfield so far this season.

Liverpool legend Lawrenson has suggested that Klopp could get the best out of Firmino.

“Roberto Firmino, for example, is one that I think may benefit from the change in manager,” the former defender wrote in The Liverpool Echo. “As yet, we don’t really know what the Brazilian is.

“We know he’s talented, and that he’s done well in the Bundesliga, but there hasn’t been much to go off since he moved to Liverpool.

“Is he a wide player, is he a traditional No.10? Does he play from the right, the left, off a big man or behind a quick striker? There are more questions than answers, at present…

“Klopp will know, though. He’ll have watched him closely in Germany, he’ll have had to think about how to stop him whenever Dortmund played Hoffenheim, and I suspect he might just get the best out of him.”

Lawrenson could have watched some games of Firmino in an Hoffenheim shirt to have a better idea of his playing style, but he is right in stating that Klopp will know all about him.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach knows the Bundesliga inside out, and he will certainly have an idea how to make the best use of Firmino.

The 24-year-old is a very creative player, but he needs to be shown confidence and allowed time to understand the Premier League.

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