Tottenham Hotspur have lost just once in the Premier League during their opening eight games of the season.
Firmino joined Liverpool from Hoffenheim for a fee of around £29 million in the summer.
The Gers manager wants his players to enjoy a well-earned rest.
Aston Villa supporters are putting pressure on Tim Sherwood to start picking up results soon.
Celtic's Kieran Tierney has made three appearances for the first-team so far this season.
Heurelho Gomes left Tottenham last year to join Watford.
Sam Allardyce appears an obvious choice, but the powers that be on Wearside need to determine what their ambitions are.
Lewis Page made his first three appearances for West Ham United's first-team during their Europa League campaign.
The former England international has been very impressed by Dele Alli's displays for Tottenham Hotspur so far.
Leeds United's Charlie Taylor scored his first goal of the season in a recent match against Milton Keynes Dons.