Firmino is enjoying the acclaim and responsibility of his growing status.
The 25-year-old finally completed his move to the Nou Camp from Liverpool in January for an eventual fee of an £145m, and the midfielder is beginning to settle in to proceedings after shaking off an injury. "If I play a good game then the goals will appear".
More than anything else, it is this total intersection of need that makes it so perfect. The onus has shifted to the rest of the attack and Firmino has responded.
"He's a very important player and he doesn't always have to be the standout player". I also want to help myself to make a good season.
"I don't think he has stepped up recently but maybe it is more obvious because his situations are not overshadowed by Phil Coutinho's situations".
"It is just an honour to be here, and I'm ready to do whatever the boss asks", he added. "That is all", said Klopp.
To secure a Portuguese passport, one has to have been married to their partner for at least three years - Coutinho has been married to Aine since 2012, meaning he could have done this during his time at Liverpool.
However, he also finished off his Liverpool career with a hat-full of spectacular goals and, in the long term, there is no doubt he will be remembered fondly. I don't know what other people think about Roberto. "But people with a football brain judge him right". Only a few months ago, the Senegalese forward was in the spotlight of FC Barcelona.
Liverpool are back in Champions League action tonight as they face Porto (7.45pm). "Probably the strongest team in Europe at the minute is Manchester City".
"We've played them twice and that's the highest level". Now it's Porto and it's quite a hurdle we have to go over. He was cautious. "I don't think the 2005 side thought about winning the Champions League before the last 16", he said.
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