“Play Me As A Striker”; Firmino Tells Klopp.
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Roberto Firmino has told the Liverpool boss that his preferred position is as a striker.
The Brazilian, who was signed as an attacking midfielder from Hoffenheim, can be deployed anywhere across the front three and finished last season as Liverpool’s leading league goalscorer in 2015-16 with 10 goals in 31 games played.
Having started the season leading Liverpool’s attack, The 25-year-old has seen his position shifted out wide as Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge compete for a place in Klopp’s starting line-up.
‘At the moment, I am playing up front but I can play anywhere the manager asks me to. My preference is to be inside the area, near where the goals are scored – that’s my preference!’ Firmino told the Liverpool website