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21st Dec 2015

Roberto Firmino’s stats from Liverpool’s loss to Watford are horrendous

He'll have better days


Very few Liverpool players performed with much distinction during their 3-0 loss at Watford.

Goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, on his league debut for the club, gifted the home side the lead after he bundled the ball from a corner into Nathan Ake’s path. But even the hapless Hungarian’s display couldn’t distract from the sheer awfulness of Roberto Firmino’s performance.

The Brazilian forward was signed from German club Hoffenheim last summer for a fee in the region of £29 million. However, an excellent showing against Manchester City aside, he has struggled thus far at Anfield.

The only consolation for the 24-year-old is that he surely can’t ever play this badly again.

Firmino failed to have a shot on-target, dribble past an opposition player, complete a cross or create a chance for a teammate. He also misplaced almost half his passes.

And worst of all, the forward was also caught off-side. A lot.

It looks like he has plenty of work to do in the new year to get up to speed.