“He is just a dream for his teammates to play alongside” – Michael Owen wowed by Liverpool star who was ‘on fire’ in 9-0 Bournemouth rout
Former Ballon d’Or winner Michael Owen has commended Liverpool star Roberto Firmino following his showcase against AFC Bournemouth.
The forward set up extraordinary numbers as the Reds whipped the Cherries 9-0 in the Premier League on August 27. Firmino set up his side’s initial three goals in the initial 28 minutes at Anfield prior to scoring in the 31st moment. He added a second goal in the final part to give the hosts a 7-0 benefit.
Firmino’s unbelievable showcase assisted Liverpool with stopping their shocking beginning to the new Premier League season.
Lauding the Brazilian after the match, Owen told Premier League Productions :
“He was ablaze. We as a whole realize the example of genuine greatness that he is. He is only a fantasy for his partners to play close by.”
The Englishman proceeded to add:
“How frequently has Firmino dropped into those pockets? He drops into the opening and afterward players run into the spaces he abandons. His most memorable touch is simply stunning.”
Owen finished up:
“He simply touches the ball and has extraordinary vision. What’s more, he was at the core of the extraordinary things Liverpool did. Two goals and three helps. Splendid.”
Firmino eminently battled for customary time on the pitch last season. He played multiple times across all rivalries, yet arrived at the midpoint of just around 51 minutes for every appearance. Amazingly, the flexible forward created 11 goals and five aids those games.
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Darwin Nunez’s appearance on a major cash bargain this summer persuaded numerous to think that Firmino’s job in Jurgen Klopp’s group could turn out to be considerably more extended. Nonetheless, with Nunez suspended, the Brazilian demonstrated that he actually brings a lot to the table in assault with a sparkling presentation against Bournemouth.
The win against Bournemouth, Liverpool’s first of the new Premier League season, came at the right time for the Reds. Klopp’s men face two tricky league fixtures in the upcoming week as they look to continue building momentum.
The Reds will take on an upbeat Newcastle United at Anfield on August 31. Eddie Howe’s side have already taken points off Manchester City this term, though they only managed a 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out.
Following that fixture, Liverpool will take on Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on September 3. The Toffees are yet to register a win this season and are currently 18th in the Premier League standings.