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Opinion: Roberto Firmino certainly is Ballon d’Or material

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As he keeps dropping bodies everywhere he plays, we are already certain that Roberto Firmino is Ballon d’Or material without a doubt. 

We can’t keep fooling ourselves about Roberto Firmino, he keeps proving every day that he is Ballon d’Or material.

It is only a matter of time before he gets a nomination and even makes the podium sometime in the near future.

Being one of the best players in the world is not only about scoring an ungodly amount of goals or providing too many assists to count.

Bobby is the friendly reminder that football is also about enjoying yourself on the football pitch, the man is the living heir of his previous predecessors.

We keep talking about Neymar’s attempt to play ‘Jogo Bonito’, but we forget that this style of play is not just about dribbling and making the game look pretty.

This Brazilian doctrine is about playing the beautiful game as much as it is about being practical while doing it.

We don’t have to look any further when we keep trying to find the proper heir to Ronaldinho’s throne, Bobby Firmino is our man.

Whether it’s a no-look mass or a ‘rabona’ through a narrow space created by two defenders, the Liverpool man lays down the magic when his teammates need it the most.

We know that Firmino is not a star who scores as many goals as Sala or Mane, but we believe he is even more important than any of those two.

None of them brings what Bobby brings to the pitch every other day, the man keeps improving his football. 

Other legends who can be compared to Bobby.

We’ve already told you that Ronaldinho is the player to whom Bobby can be compared the most, but there are other examples in football history.

If we go to Spain, we can easily talk about the many magical nights that Andres Iniesta had with his country and FC Barcelona.

Thierry Henry is that man for France, only he scored way more goals than Bobby ever did.

Jay Jay Okocha is also a great example of the type of magic that Firmino gifts the crowds every week, the Nigerian legend used to play such spectacular football that it even looked effortless.

Although we know that this player has that type of quality, we also see how he’s been completely underappreciated due to other members of his team taking most of the credit.

If Bobby doesn’t get the type of recognition we believe he deserves, there is a good chance that he might start looking for a new club very soon.

For a player of his level, there comes a certain time when only winning the collective titles is not enough.

We are deadly serious about our take on Bobby Firmino, we wholeheartedly believe that he is completely eligible to win the Ballon d’Or in the future.

If not win it, he at least deserves a spot inside the podium if Liverpool keeps winning titles. 

A club as great as Liverpool should already know how important Firmino is, they should extend his contract and begin procedures to make him one of the highest-paid players in English football.

If this doesn’t happen, there are many “sharks” already circling around him to make him realize that he can be that important player somewhere else.

Forwards like Bobby are often underappreciated, he breathes the same type of air that Karim Benzema does. Bobby has a similar type of quality and he is absolutely essential to his squads.

Another problem that we see on the horizon is his role in the Brazil national team, Firmino may not take baing a substitute for much longer.

This is a player who has to start matches alongside Neymar and any other player that ‘Tite’ uses on the attack with a 4-3-3 formation.

The third player doesn’t really matter, but Bobby Firmino needs to line up with the PSG star and know that he is just as important for his country as Neymar is.

It’s about time somebody would start looking at Bobby for what he really is, a worthy Ballon d’Or contender for the next five years at least.

If Liverpool wins the English Premier League this season, Jurgen Klopp better starts looking at ways to compensate Firmino for it as they’ve done it with Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, and Mohamed Salah. 

Do you agree with our claim, or do you think Bobby Firmino isn’t eligible to win the Ballon d’Or? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.