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Jurgen Klopp responds to Roberto Firmino talks after Diogo Jota hat-trick heroics

Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota along with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp has responded to Roberto Firmino talks, following Diogo Jota’s hat-trick last night.

The Reds newcomer has impressed in the Champions League tie against Atalanta, helping his side to celebrate a 5 – 0 win over the rivals.

While Jota has become a part of Liverpool’s deadly attack, Firmino has recorded just a single goal so far this season. The current situation has risen the talks that former Wolves forward would be a replacement to the Brazilian at the team.

However, Klopp has dismissed the talks, saying: “Good performances never give me a headache.

“Tonight the decision was clear, it made sense first of all to use the good shape Diogo was in, and secondly because of the way Atalanta plays and defends, we should use the skillset of Diogo to help us.

“But the world is sometimes a bad place, that in the moment when somebody is shining we immediately speak about another player who played what feels like 500 games in a row.

“Without Bobby Firmino, we would not be in the Champions League even.

“He will be in the team, and for a lot of people in the world if you ask them ‘what makes Liverpool special?’ they would say ‘the way Bobby Firmino is playing’.

“For us it is important that we have more than 11. Tonight, Diogo played a super, super game but that says nothing about Bobby, and has nothing to do with me causing headaches.

“I am more than happy that the boys played like they played tonight.”

Source: Opta Joe

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