Roberto Firmino out to prove that he is pure gold
Liverpool are now unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League games and even though they may not have matched Manchester City for victories during this sequence they have still managed to outscore their North-West neighbours during this period.
The Reds have notched up an impressive 12 goals in their last 3 games and while Jürgen Klopp is becoming renowned for ringing the changes, he may well stick with the same front 3 that put Swansea City to the sword on Boxing Day for Saturday’s game with Leicester City at Anfield.
This means that Mo Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino are all viable contenders for the GW21 armband, a fact that is clearly illustrated by our latest goal contribution rankings.
Harry Kane may be on fire but Spurs are not in action this weekend, so his absence effectively opens the door for someone else to stake a claim.
Choosing between 3 of Liverpool’s Fab Four is not easy but Roberto Firmino has been in sparkling form of late in more ways than one and is perhaps the pick of the trio. There has been a real cutting edge to the Brazilian forward’s play and he has scored 4 times and chipped in with 2 assists in his last 3 appearances.
Sergio Agüero may have to settle for a place on the bench when the Citizens take on Crystal Palace on Sunday, so Chelsea’s Álvaro Morata looks the pick of the alternatives.
The Blues entertain a Stoke City side that has conceded 41 times already this season so it will be a bit of a surprise if the Spanish international is not involved in any goals.
We’ve marked your card for GW21 – can Firmino prove that he is a real Bobby Dazzler?