Liverpool's Roberto Firmino must be dropped against Leicester City

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Liverpool summer signing Roberto Firmino aggravated fans once again following a below par performance during his side's 3-0 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp has persisted with the Brazilian despite his glaring struggle to find his feet in the Premier League, but following his dreadful display against a rejuvenated Hornets, the time has surely come for Firmino to be dropped.

The £30 million signing certainly doesn't embody the new-found confidence at Anfield and should face the chop as a result against Leicester City this weekend.


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Following a string of poor performances, a temporary spell on the bench could do Firmino the world of good and allow the Jordan Ibe's and Divock Origi's of the side to shine in his absence. 

The 24-year-old was barely a threat to Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes throughout, registering zero shots, zero crosses and just one dribble.

His work rate off the ball work was satisfactory but failed to cover up for his overwhelming flaws.

Amidst Daniel Sturridge's injury woes, Christian Benteke's poor form and Origi's inexperience, Klopp has opted for an attacking trident of attacking midfielders, which has failed to pay dividends.

Therefore, the latter Belgian appears the best replacement for Firmino. Origi fits perfectly into the vacant hole and could, if given game time, replicate the goalscoring exploits he showcased during the Reds' recent 6-1 demolition of Southampton.

Regardless of his price tag or Klopp's affection towards him, for the better of Liverpool's strike force, Firmino must be replaced.

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Steven Gerrard
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