A lot of what he does makes it possible for Salah and Mane to grab the glory and the headlines. They don't put up the numbers that they put up without Firmino.Firmino is as streaky as anybody, but his valleys don’t dip that low- he’s always working and serving the team. His peaks can be pretty high, though, and he’s certainly on top of one over the past week.
There was something I saw on (I think) LFC reddit a few weeks ago that said something like "With Harry Kane* you get 1 world class striker. With Firmino you get 3" He's such a unique and fun player to watchA lot of what he does makes it possible for Salah and Mane to grab the glory and the headlines. They don't put up the numbers that they put up without Firmino.
I was just starting to come to grips with you all winning this year and starting to feel acceptance and then you have to go and make this postWolves are what Leicester should have been the year they won the league: an incredible year from the underdogs. Leicester managed it in a year that all of the big clubs beat each other up and struggled otherwise.
I started to believe Leicester could win around Boxing Day. I'm starting to believe Liverpool can win now, too. They essentially have a five game cushion now. That allows for a big dip in form, more injuries (I thought Fabinho's would have sunk them for awhile), and some CL shenanigans. If Stevie G were still around, this could play out like Wakefield's "redemption" after the Boone HR. Neither deserved the pain they felt, but both shouldered the responsibility.