Jurgen Klopp absolutely raves about Liverpool's Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino #20 of Brazil drives by Antonee Robinson #17 of the USA during their friendly match at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The Brazilian hitman made history for Liverpool last weekend.

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor on August 31, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

Jurgen Klopp has been singing the praises of Liverpool hitman Roberto Firmino.

The former Hoffenheim striker scored in the 3-0 win at Burnley last weekend to make it 50 Premier League goals.

In doing so, the Liverpool star, a £29 million signing by Brendan Rodgers in 2015 [The Guardian], became the first Brazilian player to ever reach a half-century of goals in England's top flight.

The 27-year-old has been an ever-present figure for Klopp down the years, and the Reds boss commented on his reliability to the club's official website.


He said: "Hopefully it stays like this, [him] hardly missing a game! He missed a few and that was not too cool, but Bobby - what can I say about him that not everybody knows already?

“He’s an incredibly important player. He enjoys it so much to play in this team, to be really there with all these super guys around him."

Firmino has missed only 16 minutes of the 360 that Liverpool have played in the Premier League this season, netting twice.

He has never been Klopp's most prolific goalscorer, with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah taking the plaudits in that regard, but he's a massive player for the Anfield club nonetheless.

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Fabinho of Liverpool after scoring their 3rd goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on August...

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