Jamie Carragher has said that Roberto Firmino does not get the credit that he deserves for his displays for Liverpool.
The Brazilian was in great form on Sunday as Liverpool ended Manchester City’s unbeaten run in the Premier League by defeating them 4-3.
The performance of the Reds against the runaway League leaders surprised many especially as they were playing without the influential Philippe Coutinho who joined Barcelona earlier this month in a £142 million move.
Carragher believes that Liverpool could have a bright future if they do manage to retain the services of Firmino, who is on form at the moment.
“Firmino is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League,” Carragher told Sky Sports after the match.
“He’s highly rated by Jurgen Klopp but outside Liverpool he’s not mentioned when talked about top strikers. He’s got 17 goals this season—he’s the first name on the team-sheet.
“Yes, you’ve got [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane, but Firmino’s hold-up play and work off the ball makes him one of the best attacking players in the Premier League. He’s a top player.”