Liverpool forward, Roberto Firmino might be without an EPL goal at Anfield this season but club legend, John Barnes does not see any reason to be bothered.
Ex-Red player, Aldridge recently revealed that the Brazilian’s goal stats is a mystery but Barnes believes their lead at the top of the EPL table is all that matters most.
According to him, Firmino is a team player and he is very important to the team.
He added that he is the reason Salah and Mane score so many goals.
His words, “The top six scorers in the Premier League are not from Liverpool but we’re 16 points clear.
“And long may it continue him not scoring any goals at home because Liverpool are [at this rate] going to win the league and not lose matches, and he’s a big important factor to the fact that [Sadio] Mane and [Mohamed] Salah score goals.
“He’s a real team player. He’s the most important player Liverpool have, him and [Virgil] van Dijk, from an attacking perspective and also working hard defensively.
“Mane and Salah are fantastic players who score goals but I think without Firmino they wouldn’t score half the goals they score.”
“I don’t think he lacks confidence, it’s just one of those things where he’s been scoring goals away from home.
“He’s an important part of a consistent team, who’s winning every week and playing fantastic football, and Jurgen Klopp and his team-mates know how important he is, so I don’t see that as an issue.”
He’ll have another chance to end his drought at Anfield on Sunday when Liverpool hosts Manchester United.