Firmino looks horribly out of form says Liverpool legend


Liverpool legend John Aldridge has said Roberto Firmino is looking horribly out of form prior to Champions League clash with Salzburg

The Reds head into their crucial European fixture with Salzburg on Tuesday evening floating at the top of the Premier League table.

They maintained their eight points lead of second place Leicester City after easing past Bournemouth in their last outing, playing with further changes to their starting XI.

Liverpool have found a way of getting the job done domestically, with the goals being spread among those charged with the task of collecting vital victories.

Firmino, though, has not contributed in that department since November 23 and has managed only one effort in his last 14 appearances.

That is a source of concern for former Reds frontman Aldridge, who has told the Irish Independent: "Last Saturday's 3-0 win at Bournemouth was another example of a team in complete control of their destiny, as Jurgen Klopp rested some of his star names and still saw his team cruise to victory and enhance their position at the top of the table.

"Mohamed Salah showed signs that he could get back to his best form, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita took their chance to shine as they were given starts by Klopp and, at last, Liverpool had a clean sheet to add to their dominance.

"Roberto Firmino's performance was a concern once again and I wonder what is happening with the Brazilian right now because he looks horribly out of form.

"Klopp dropped Firmino and Salah for the Merseyside derby against Everton last week and he must have been hoping to get a reaction when he put them back into his team at Bournemouth.

"Well, Salah answered the call as he produced some moments of magic against Eddie Howe's side, but Firmino was off the boil again and Klopp might be tempted to start with Divock Origi in Salzburg after his magnificent display against Everton."

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