Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has compared Liverpool
The Brazilian hasn’t had the most prolific start to the Premier League season but his tireless running and commitment to dropping deep to link play has been crucial to the Reds’ positive beginning to the season.
He was rewarded with a goal against Tottenham, but it was Firmino’s pressing that caught the eye of Redknapp.
Redknapp, speaking on Sky’s live coverage of the clash, talked of his appreciation for Firmino’s workrate.
“Firmino’s like a hyena. He is everywhere, closing down defenders, in their faces, making it hard for them.
“He represents everything that’s good about Liverpool and why they have dominated Spurs here and prevented them from playing.”
I’ve heard some weird comparisons in football but Jamie Redknapp calling Roberto Firmino a “Hyaena” has got to be up there. #TOTLIV
— Jack (@BluesJack_) 15 September 2018