Anfield legend names Liverpool’s most important player… and it’s not Salah

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Meanwhile, Salah has scored six in the league as has Mane, who recently committed his future to the club by signing a new long-term deal.Firmino, Salah and Mane forged a frightening partnership up front last season, tearing multiple teams apart.However, Brazilian Firmino has looked fatigued at points this season and Liverpool have not been as dynamic going forward, leading to calls from some Kopites that youngster Dominic Solanke should play ahead of the No.9.The Reds’ next game sees them travel to Watford – the team Barnes left to join Liverpool in June 1987 – on Saturday. Firmino has looked jaded at points this season Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool legend John Barnes believes Roberto Firmino is the club’s most important player – more so than Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.Firmino, 27, has not been in the best form for the Reds, having scored just two goals in twelve Premier League matches this season. 2 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update shining center_img REVEALED And ahead of the game, Barnes insisted Firmino’s role is still of huge importance as it brings the likes of Salah and Mane into the game.Speaking exclusively for bookmaker comparison platform, Barnes said: “Firmino is the most important player in that Liverpool team, more so than Salah and Mane.“I really like him and think he is crucial to linking up the play of the team.” gameday cracker REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury latest Latest Liverpool FC News Barnes believes Mane and Salah hugely benefit from Firmino’s presence in the team Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2last_img

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