Firmino: I want to be more than a big-game player

Date published: Friday 15th January 2016 11:38

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino says he wants to emulate his performance against Arsenal “against all teams”, not just “big” ones.

Firmino scored twice as Liverpool rescued a 3-3 draw against Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday, with the Brazilian one of the best players on show.

Having arrived from Hoffenheim in the summer, Firmino has emerged as something of a big-game player, with his six combined Premier League goals and assists coming against Chelsea, Manchester City, Leicester and the Gunners.

But the 24-year-old is hoping to replicate his performances against such sides when Liverpool take on less-fancied clubs, such as Manchester United on Sunday.

“I hope I can play like that against all teams, not only the big teams,” he told Liverpool’s official website.

“Obviously it’s good to play well against the good teams but my aim here is to help the team by scoring goals and doing whatever I can on the pitch.

“There was extra motivation against Arsenal. I’m sad that we couldn’t win the game but I’m happy that I could help the team by scoring two goals and at least we got a draw in the end.

“I think we played much better than Arsenal. It wouldn’t have been fair if we had lost the game, so we should have at least got a point – which we did at the end of the game.”

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