Sport Firmino is similar to Kane – Klopp

04:35  04 february  2018
04:35  04 february  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Klopp ready for 'great' Spurs challenge

  Klopp ready for 'great' Spurs challenge Jurgen Klopp says Tottenham are the second-best side in the Premier League and he is relishing their clash an Anfield on Sunday.Jurgen Klopp believes Tottenham closely resemble runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City, with the Liverpool boss preparing to take on Spurs on Sunday.

Sunday’s 4-3 thriller against Manchester City was a testament to that, with the Brazilian’s goal eerily similar to Robbie Fowler’s effort 22 years ago against 'Tags: Featured, Firmino , Firmino Stats, Harry Kane , Klopp , Lukaku, Mo Salah, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino , and Sadio Mane.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Roberto Firmino is the closest thing to Harry Kane in the Premier League. ‘Of all the strikers we have in England, they are the most similar – they're everywhere. ‘Harry is more coming from the 9 and a little bit on the 10 while Roberto is coming from

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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is similar to Tottenham star Harry Kane, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

Firmino has scored 11 league goals and assisted five others in 24 games this campaign, helping his team into third in the table.

While the Brazilian is far from matching Kane on the goalscoring front – the Spurs star has won back-to-back Golden Boots and is on track for another with 21 Premier League goals this season – Klopp feels the 26-year-old is similar to the England international.

"If you see Harry Kane playing, he is all over the pitch, he is getting the ball deep. Of all the strikers we have in England, they are the most similar – they're everywhere," he said, via the Liverpool Echo.

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  Liverpool's Kane? Klopp compares Firmino to the Spurs star The Reds manager lauded his Brazilian star, comparing him to Tottenham's star manLiverpool forward Roberto Firmino is similar to Tottenham star Harry Kane, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.

JAMIE CARRAGHER has claimed Roberto Firmino is as valuable to Liverpool as Harry Kane is to Tottenham. Jurgen Klopp has favoured Firmino over Daniel Sturridge for the past few seasons now to lead Liverpool’s line.

It was similar to a goal scored by Robbie Fowler against Manchester United in 1995 Fowler held Gary Neville off the ball before lobbing Peter Schmeichel at Old Trafford Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is 'one of the most Jurgen Klopp perfected heavy metal

"Harry is more coming from the nine and a little bit on the 10 while Roberto is coming from the 10 and doing a bit more but is also a nine, he's just so important for us."

Liverpool are only two points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham ahead of Sunday's clash between the teams at Anfield.

Klopp talked up the importance of Firmino, who has managed double figures in league goals in each of his three seasons at the club.

"You realise it the day after the game when you look at the figures and see, 'wow, what a number of high sprints and high distance runs'," he said.

"When you look at him in training the next day it's all good, he walks normal. On the second day of recovery he looks fresh again.

"That makes him so special, he's always ready. That makes him an interesting package as a football player because he's not fixed on a position."

Klopp full of praise for 'important' duo of Salah and Firmino .
Following Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Southampton, yesterday Reds manager Jurgen Klopp picked out the importance of both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in the way his side play, according to a report by ESPN. The Reds moved up to third in the table following the victory as both Salah and Firmino claimed a goal and assist each during the victory. The pair have now netted 49 goals between them in all competitions this season which proves their importance to Klopp’s side and the way they play. If the Reds are to make it into the top four this season then it is vital that the pair of them keep up this form, with the race for a place in the Champions League hotting up. Salah is just one Premier League goal behind Harry Kane in the race for the golden boot and one ahead of Aguero, which highlights just how good of a season the former Chelsea attacker is enjoying at Liverpool. Klopp gave some thoughts on the duo. “Our boys are important for us, what I love is of course their skills and attitude, but the workrate is outstanding. Both get the profit from the style of play, that’s for sure as well. We play in the areas where they like to have the ball. In this strong league you cannot be third without fantastic players and yes, they are two of them.

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