Roberto Firmino has scored 12 times in the league, assisting a further 7. A good contribution by any measure but not really special, right?
Not for Martin Keown, who thinks the Brazilian is under-rated. The versatile forward has been vital to the evolution of Liverpool into true footballing bahemoth under Jurgen Klopp.
Former Arsenal man Keown thinks that his contribution may not be obvious on the surface, but he is involved in most of what Liverpool do. He has clocked more than 2400 minutes in the league this season from 32 games.
“He is perhaps the most underrated player in the Premier League due to the work rate he puts in… he links up play,”
“He is the foil for those two players, Mane and Salah, they have the real pace.”
– Martin Keown