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Brazil legend Kaka hails Roberto Firmino as world’s best striker

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The Reds’ blistering form has caught the eye of a number of admirers from near and far in recent times, and Kaka is the latest to join the ever-growing list.

The legendary figure, who retired from the game in 2017 following a career spanning over 15 years and four different leagues, has watched on as Liverpool stretched their lead atop of the table to 22 points.

Kaka of AC Milan celebrates with after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and AC Milan at Vicente Calderon Stadium on March 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
Kaka is widely considered one of the best players of his generation and is one of only eight players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d’Or.

Alisson is the best goalkeeper in the world right now, Fabinho is one of the best midfielders and Firmino, of course,” Kaka told Sky Sports.

“For me, Firmino and [Luis] Suarez are the best strikers in the world right now.

“You see Firmino playing the way he’s playing, he understands his place on the field and changes his position. He’s not a striker that stays in the box all the time, he comes and gets the ball and he creates the plays.

“For me, as a Brazilian, it’s really good to see Brazilians having this great success in the Premier League.”

Liverpool’s No. 9 has notched 10 goals and 12 assists in 2019/20 so far, and while those external to the club take aim at his goal return as reasons to overlook his standing in world football, his ability to “create the plays” is one facet of his game where he shines above the rest.

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