Redknapp picks out Liverpool man who’s not been ‘good enough’
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Jamie Redknapp has critcised Roberto Firmino for his long Liverpool goal drought after they beat West Brom 2-1 on Sunday.
Goalkeeper Alisson’s stoppage-time header kept Liverpool on course for a top-four finish after .
The Brazilian became only the sixth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League and the first Liverpool goalkeeper to score a competitive goal in the club’s history.
Alisson’s late intervention keeps Jurgen Klopp’s side a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea and three behind third-placed Leicester with two league games to play.
Firmino scored twice in a man-of-the-match display against Manchester United in their last game but again blanked against Sam Allardyce’s side.
And Redknapp thinks Firmino – who has bagged eight Premier League goals this term – needs to be scoring more if Liverpool are to be challenging for honours.
Redknapp said on : “Before the other night (against Manchester United), he’d not scored for 15. He’s your striker! That’s your striker! It’s not good enough. He’s in a position where he plays high up the pitch, with two good widemen.
“There was a chance he had against Manchester United: he’s gone through, you think ‘go on, have a shot’. Harry Kane shoots 100 per cent of the time and he tried to reverse it – that sums him up.
“Yes, he’s an ultimate team player but if you’re the Liverpool No 9 you still have to be scoring goals. You can’t have 15 games without a goal.”
But fellow Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness defended Firmino, who he thinks is a “fabulous player” despite his shortcomings in front of goal.
“He’d be a failure if you looked at that (goals scored). You can’t say he’s a natural scorer, but he creates so much. He’s a fabulous player but in his career he’ll be judged as a striker who didn’t score enough goals.”
On his goal, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson said in an interview: “What a fight. Sometimes we are fighting and fighting and things are just not happening like this afternoon here and just scoring this goal, I’m really happy to help them because we fight a lot together.
“We have a goal to achieve the Champions League because we won it once and everything started with the qualification, so I can’t be more happy than I am now.”
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