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Klopp insists ‘exceptional’ Firmino is one of a kind

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Jurgen Klopp explained Roberto Firmino’s importance in Liverpool’s win over Southampton.

Liverpool marched on while getting closer to the Premier League title after a commanding victory against Southampton on Saturday.

Roberto Firmino, despite being unable to get on the scoresheet, was one of the standout performers for the Reds as he set up three of the four goals for his side.

Speaking on the club’s official website, manager Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for the Brazilian.

The Liverpool boss reflected on the match events while analyzing Firmino’s moves that helped propel the team. Klopp also insisted that he does not know any other player with similar characteristics as those of his number 9.

“He is [unique],” Klopp told.

“He is just exceptional, a very football-smart person, obviously. In the first half, in between a really tight formation of Southampton, the way he drops and keeps the ball, how he makes things happen is very special, absolutely. Then even a player like Bobby needs an address where he can send the ball. Because he cannot take the ball and turn and run alone.

“How he uses the skills of his mates is special. I do not know a player like him, that is true.”

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