"I thought he was brilliant" - Jamie Carragher on Roberto Firmino against Saints

Former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher has praised Reds forward Roberto Firmino for his performance against Southampton at St Mary's last night.

The Brazil international was lively during Liverpool's 2-1 victory over the Saints. Firmino worked hard and played his role for the team.

With that being the case, Carragher lauded the 30-year-old once the Premier League clash had come to an end.

The Scouser also spoke about how good of a player Firmino has been for Liverpool over the years.

“I thought he was brilliant," Carragher told Sky Sports, as quoted by Anfield Watch on Twitter.

"In the first 15 minutes tonight when Liverpool weren't at their best, he and Harvey Elliott were brilliant. When you think what he has done for this football club. He wasn't signed by Jurgen Klopp.

“Does he come from the side or does he play in the pocket, is he a No 10? Jurgen Klopp then plays him as a No 9. In some ways, it was the last place you would think he'd play because he hasn't got great pace and he is not the biggest really.

“But what he has done for this club, the miles he has run and the job he does. You can say the quality he has, but it is what he brings to this team in the past, maybe not so much now.

“But we are talking about players who accept their role in the team and then come in and make a difference, he is right at the top of that list. When you talk of the great players of the Klopp era, and go right through the spine of the team, he is right at the top."

Anfield Watch Verdict

We agree with Carragher's entire take on Firmino.

The forward registered a WhoScored player rating of 7.44 for his 83-minute performance against Southampton. The aforementioned figure further highlights that Firmino played well against the Saints.

There is also no denying that the Brazil international has been an exceptional player for Liverpool over the years. Firmino has scored 98 goals and registered 73 assists in 325 appearances for the club's first-team.

He is one of our favourite players because of his ability and energy.

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