There was plenty of blame to go around among the Liverpool locker room after their stunning 3-0 defeat to Watford this past weekend. Yet despite the poor goalkeeping, questionable coaching decisions and blown assignments, one name sticks out like a sore thumb: Roberto Firmino.
As if watching his form was not disappointing enough, the actual stats from the end of the game indicate that Firmino was just plain bad against Watford.
According to stats from Squawka, Firmino had zero shots, zero chances created, zero take-ons, zero crosses and a passing accuracy of just 57% before being subbed off at the 74′ mark for Christian Benteke.
Roberto Firmino’s game by numbers vs. Watford: 0 shots 0 chances created 0 take-ons 0 crosses 57% pass accuracy pic.twitter.com/RFPwA7KZfu
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 20, 2015
Firmino was also caught offside several times and the team was flagged 10 times over the course of their embarrassing loss at Vicarage Road.
The Brazilian forward, acquired for £29 million from Germany last summer, clearly has a lot of work to do if he wants to either keep earning his checks or start another game for Jurgen Klopp.
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