Roberto Firmino's performance against Arsenal didn't come as a surprise to Liverpool defender Kolo Toure.
As reported by The Sun, the Ivorian defender has insisted that Firmino produces the same thing in training 'everyday'.
The dynamic midfielder, of course, produced a wonderful performance at Anfield on Wednesday night as he hit a brace for the Reds in the thrilling 3-3 draw. Since signing from Hoffenheim in the summer, it has been a mixed star to life on English soil for Firmino but he's quickly established himself as a big-game player for the club.
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Toure, then, most definitely expects Firmino to continue to prove his credentials on Merseyside, labelling him a 'top player'.
The Liverpool centre-back stated: “It's always difficult when you come into the Premier League. You need time for adaptation. But he's done well and he's going to improve, for sure.
“He's very technical and helps the team a lot because he keeps the ball very well. He can run and shoot.
“I'm not surprised about what he did against Arsenal because he's been doing that in training everyday – he’s a top player.”
Consistency is key
A top player Firmino may well be, but has he got the nous to come to prominence on a consistent basis? Time will tell, of course; the Brazilian ace clearly has the class to shine in England, but he certainly won't be resting on his laurels in pursuit of success at Anfield.
Before the Arsenal clash, the attacking midfielder had only found the back of the net on one occasion in 17 Premier League outings, so there is still work to be done.
For now, though, Liverpool fans will just be hoping to see Firmino express himself in another big game this weekend. A huge clash against Manchester United awaits.
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