Roberto Firmino has revealed that he feels ‘very privileged’ after receiving high praise from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Brazilian forward was described as ‘world class, pretty much everyday’ by the German boss, whereas his team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane weren’t as consistent according to Klopp.
The former Hoffenheim man has scored 11 goals and set up his team-mates five time so far this season and is receiving plaudits for his efforts. However, he insists that he’ll continue to keep his head down and won’t get distracted by the praise.
‘Although I don’t follow much on social media, every time I read or listen to these nice comments, I feel a very privileged person,’ Firmino told Liverpool’s official website.
‘But I do not allow these kinds of comments to go to my head; I want to give more and more in the next match.’
The 26-year-old, who is a key part of Liverpool’s attacking trio, is never content with his efforts and will continue to help the side score and assist goals for his team-mates.
‘No, I am never happy,’ Firmino said. ‘I always want more from myself.
‘That will not stop until I’ve finished my playing career. I dream aloud and I want more and more from myself. I always enjoy scoring for my team and I always plan to do my best and try and help the team with goals.
‘That makes me very happy because I know I am helping the team when I score. I intend to score as many goals as I can to continue helping us to win.’