Jurgen Klopp has reiterated Roberto Firmino’s importance to Liverpool, saying the Brazil forward doesn’t need goals to be considered a vital part of the team. But the Reds manager says he and his players were delighted to see the No.9 score during Sunday’s 3-0 win over Leicester. After having one cleared off the line by the most marginal of goalline technology measurements, Firmino made it 3-0 late on when he headed home from a corner for his second of the campaign. Klopp said that the reaction of his team showed how much the goal meant to everyone but insisted Firmino does not need to be the top scorer in the Liverpool squad to show his value.
Jurgen Klopp said “Scoring was always important for Bobby, But Bobby is a complete footballer. A football team is like an orchestra, you have different people for different instruments. And some of them are louder than others, but they are all important for the rhythm. Bobby plays like 12 instruments in our orchestra! He’s very important for our rhythm. We can play well without him as well, but I certainly want him on the pitch and if you look at the numbers, I like it a lot having him on the pitch. Really awesome. I’m not concerned about anything with Bobby, but I know from time to time it happens that he scores a goal. This goal was very important, and what I loved most was the reaction of the boys. You saw the celebration, it was really emotional. Obviously the players read newspapers, unfortunately, and they saw there was some criticism, so they were really happy for him to score.”
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