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The real reason why Klopp trusts Firmino more than any other striker

By Charles Cornwall

The real reason why Klopp trusts Firmino more than any other striker

Liverpool secured their first Premier League win in four games at Anfield.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was all smiles again as his side beat Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield in the Premier League matchday 4 fixture. The manager said his side showed what they are all about, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.

The Reds produced an impressive attacking display in L4, with Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz scoring twice each, while Harvey Elliott, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Fabio Carvalho also scored, plus an own goal from Chris Mepham.

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According to the German manager, his side needed to prove a point to themselves after a short pre-season with mixed results; good performances and less good performances, completely normal for a pre-season, having a peak so early in the season and playing really well [against City] and then going down for some reason.

Firmino's two goals and three assists

Klopp loved Roberto Firmino's impact on the pitch, because when he is lively he makes the difference for Liverpool, but "Bobby", yes he is too good, although the German manager doesn't like to talk about individualities, especially when there are previous defeats or crises, but now is the time to highlight those kind of characters on the pitch.

"So for him, again, high up the pitch, more between the centre-backs, dropping off, yes, but in different areas between the different lines and getting into the box, being part of the huge chance in the first half when it was the little one-two with Harvey, I think, back-heel - that's Bobby Firmino as we all know him. For him, if you talk about what you get off your chest, today was a massive game. So, and the timing couldn't have been better, to be honest," Klopp added.