When Romelu lukaku and Alvaro Morata were signed by Manchester United and Chelsea respectively, the biggest expectation was that they were the new scoring boys. It is 26 weeks into the 2017/2018 EPL season, how come Roberto Firmino has scored more and been involved in more assists as these two players?
With the absence of an out-and-out striker which looks to prove like a problem for Jurgen Klopp, the Reds have outscored every team in the Premier League except Manchester City this season. And as Mohamed Salah prides himself with the double figure on the highest goal scorers chat, Roberto Firmino also finds a spot with double figures too.
Speaking of player with the most impressive work rate on the pitch, Firmino averages 76 sprints per 90 minutes for Liverpool in the Premier League this season. Lukaku on the other hand, makes only 44 sprints per 90 minutes while Kane makes just 42.
Moving to goals scored, Firmino’s has scored 11 goals and created 5 assists which makes him involved directly with 16 Liverpool goals, compared to Lukaku and Morata on the centre-forward duties who respectively scored 10 and 12 goals. Considering this statistics in 23 weeks, do you agree that Roberto Firminho is underrated? Express your passion in the comment session.