A late Divock Origi winner changed the complexion of the Merseyside Derby and produced one of the moments of the season by ensuring Liverpool returned to within only 2 points of Manchester City.
The majority of Klopp’s men put in decent displays that epitomised what the Derby should be about but one man earned a brunt of the criticism from fans on Twitter after what was a lacklustre display: Roberto Firmino.
Still not a fan of Firmino dropping right back to the halfway line. Such a crucial cog last season but he’s had minimal influence here. Saw the value in getting him higher up the pitch last weekend vs Watford – needs to be done again.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) December 2, 2018
Repeat after me…
Firmino isn’t a midfielder
— Brad (@_BradLFC) December 2, 2018
Salah off wtf? When Firmino has been so poor??
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) December 2, 2018
Firmino seemingly struggled playing behind Salah; not only was his passing frequently misplaced but he looked shy of confidence and looked nothing like the player that took the Premier League by storm last season.
He’s shown before how he epitomises Jurgen Klopp’s pressing system and last year it was his ability to drop deep and provide potency up top that made the Reds so threatening; putting him back up top and switching Salah to the right could reap rewards.