Sport Klopp: Firmino getting more credit after Coutinho exit

04:20  14 february  2018
04:20  14 february  2018 Source:   goal.com

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Roberto Firmino is simply getting more credit at Liverpool after Philippe Coutinho left, manager Jurgen Klopp said.

Roberto Firmino is simply getting more credit at Liverpool after Philippe Coutinho left, manager Jurgen Klopp said.

RobertoFirmino - cropped: Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino © Provided by Goal Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes forward Roberto Firmino is being appreciated more since the departure of Philippe Coutinho.

Firmino, 26, has enjoyed a fine campaign, scoring 20 goals in all competitions this season.

Klopp feels Coutinho's move to Barcelona in January has allowed Firmino – who has netted seven times in eight Champions League games – to take more of the limelight.

"When I came in I said immediately that I was happy Roberto was here," the German said ahead of his side's last-16 tie against Porto.

"I don't think he has stepped up recently but maybe it is more obvious because his situations are not overshadowed by Phil Coutinho's situations. That's how it is.

"He's a very important player and he doesn't always have to be the standout player. As often as he can be, that's good.

"Is he underrated? I don't think so, not anymore. I don't know what other people think about Roberto Firmino. But people with a football brain judge him right."

Along with his 20 goals in 36 games, Firmino has also provided 11 assists in all competitions.

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