Roberto Firmino has been a key player for Liverpool this season.

Roberto Firmino statistically Liverpool's best player this season

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Roberto Firmino has been statistically Liverpool's best player this season as findings have shown from his debut season in the Premier League.

When Firmino arrived at Liverpool in the summer from Hoffenheim, he made a slow start as Brendan Rodgers played him out of position in most games. It did not help the Brazilian's case when he was played on the right side of a defensive 4-5-1 formation against Manchester United back in September. 

However, since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp, Firmino has thrived in a centre-forward role of a false nine 4-3-3 formation, alongside Brazilian team-mate, Philippe Coutinho. Not only has he been involved in a 4-3-3, but also in the centre of three attacking midfielders in a 4-2-3-1 formation.


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The Brazilian has impressed in big games this season. Liverpool fans became most impressed in Firmino when Klopp's false nine tactic ripped Manchester City to shreds as the Reds took a 3-0 lead in 30 minutes at the Etihad Stadium.

Other major games he has played a big part was also a 2-0 win against Manchester United in the Europa League last 16 to help Liverpool take a vital lead to Old Trafford for the second leg.

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With nine goals so far in the league, Firmino is the top scorer for Liverpool in the Premier League at the moment. Not only has he been netting vital goals, he is joint runner-up in assists for his teammates with eight in all competitions, alongside Adam Lallana. 

He has also been successful in creating chances for his teammates with 41, third in comparison to James Milner and Alberto Moreno, in the Premier League this season.

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With Klopp implementing fast, attacking, football into his Liverpool side, the German will be hoping Firmino will create more chances for his side's attacking players next season. 

A lot of Liverpool fans would also agree Coutinho and Emre Can have been excellent players for Liverpool this season and they came second and third respectively as they join Firmino in Liverpool's statistically top three players this season. 

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