Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard calls Roberto Firmino an 'absolute genius'… and praises Reds' squad strength

The former Kop skipper and Rangers boss, 38, has claimed this squad is the strongest in years – and better than any he played in.

Gerrard pointed to Jurgen Klopp switching his transfer focus to the defence as a key part of their hot 2018-19 form – but reserved praise for Firmino.

The ex-Liverpool captain said: “Firmino is an absolute genius when you watch him close up. He’s as interested in setting up a goal as scoring one.”

Meanwhile, Gerrard claimed this Liverpool squad is the strongest in years – and better than any he played in.

The Rangers boss added: “I look at Liverpool now and can’t find any weaknesses when they’re at full strength.

"This is a lot stronger than the team I played in.

“Liverpool have looked a different animal since [Virgil] van Dijk came in and Alisson brings more composure and trust.

“In time that’ll be the big difference – the front three will always score goals and the midfielders back them up too.

"But it’s all been about trying to improve defensively and they’re very close.”


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