Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has hailed the form of forward Roberto Firmino and claimed that manager Jurgen Klopp will never let him go.
Carragher, who was speaking to Sky Sports show Monday Night Football Extra, compared the Brazilian to former Anfield favourite Luis Suarez and labelled him “a revelation”.
“Firmino has been a revelation this season.” he said.
“I actually think he is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League. He has always been Liverpool’s number one striker but what he has been adding is the goals.
“He can actually match up to the other strikers now goals-wise and still bring all the other stuff that he brings.
“Even without the goals, I don’t think Klopp would ever look to replace Firmino.
“If Harry Kane gets forty goals and Firmino gets twenty, he would still be one of, if not the first, name on the team sheet because of what he does off the ball.
“Klopp appreciates all of the extra things that Firmino brings to this Liverpool team that nobody else can.
“There is something about South American players. They just seem to be able to keep going.
“Klopp said recently that Firmino has one rest day after a game and then he’s back on it in training and that’s exactly how Luis Suarez was.
“He never wanted a rest even in training. That is just how some people’s bodies are, they seem to be able to deal with anything.” he finished.