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Jamie Carragher has urged Jurgen Klopp to drop Roberto Firmino from the Liverpool in favour of Diogo Jota. The Reds boss opted to start with Firmino and Jota alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City.
Firmino has scored one goal and has made two assists in 12 appearances in all competitions this season. The Portugal international scored his first Liverpool FC hat-trick in a 5-0 victory over Serie A side Atalanta.
“Firmino isn’t in great form now and I don’t think he was in great form last season,” Carragher told talkSPORT. “Even though Liverpool won the league, certain things got masked.
“Firmino didn’t score a goal at home in the Premier League until the last game against Chelsea. Liverpool fans are educated enough that Liverpool’s goal-scorers are out wide. But even the pressing stats, I checked them the other day and they weren’t at the numbers they normally are.
“You have ups and downs in your career… sit on the bench. Everyone is looking at him, so just leave him out for me for the next three or four games.”