Champions League Firmino is becoming a ‘huge burden’ for Salah and Mane – Sports pundit

Salah Mane Firmino

Roberto Firmino is passing through a difficult moment since the restart of football after the hiatus due to coronavirus outbreak, as the Brazilian is yet to score in Premier League this season, while Salah and Mane have 10 combined.

In his column for The Times, former Chelsea and Ireland striker Tony Cascarino said Firmino is becoming a problem for his attack partners Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.

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Indeed, the 29-year-old is having a 20-appearances goalless since football restart in England and is yet to open his account in this new season of Premier League.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian King has six strikes with the Senegalese finding the net four times.

Firmino, Robertson and Sadio Mane.
Firmino, Robertson and Sadio Mane.

“It is only one goal in 20 Premier League matches now for Roberto Firmino as the Liverpool forward continues to struggle in front of goal,” Cascarino wrote.

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“There was nothing particularly wrong with his all-round game against Everton — he linked the play well and was involved in the move for Liverpool’s opener — but his lack of productivity in front of goal is placing a huge burden on Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

“Should this goal drought continue, Firmino cannot afford the creative side of his game to slip.” he added.

In addition, Ajax will host Liverpool tonight (7pm) for their first 2020/21 UEFA champions league game.

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