Liverpool may be slight underdogs in the UEFA Champions League final, but Reds forward Roberto Firmino has fired a warning to Real Madrid by executing some slick moves during a training session rondo.
The Brazilian, who’s renown for his ‘no-look finishes’, is in the midst of a outstanding season having scored 26 goals in all competitions for the Reds this season. The fact that the 26-year-old, who possesses a prodigious work rate, has 14 assists, suggests that he’s a true team player.
Along with Africans Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Firmino has formed a deadly strike triumvirate that is the envy of all Europe.
Despite not possessing a steely defence, the Premier League side have stormed to their first Champions League final in over a decade by virtue of their sensational forward line.
Salah in particular, has exceeded expectations since arriving at Anfield for a cool €50 million. The Egyptian has found the net an astounding 43 times and has chipped in with an impressive 14 assists for good measure as well.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Marbella, Spain for a warm-weather training camp and are expected to return to Liverpool on the weekend.
The Merseysiders are struggling with injuries, however, particularly in the midfield department.
With Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain out with a long-term knee injury, Georginio Winjaldum and Jordan Henderson are the only fit central midfielder at Klopp’s disposal.
Emre Can is struggling with a back injury while the James Milner has a tight hamstring, leaving the Reds short of options in the middle of the pitch.
The UEFA Champions League final takes place in Kiev on May 26.