Roberto Firmino is to be out of the Brazil squad for the second consecutive international break, as his ongoing injuries keep him out.
Liverpool No. 9 Roberto Firmino has had his struggle this season, with his three different injuries limiting his playing minutes.
The Brazilian was part of the most lethal attacking along with Salah and Mane. But since winning the Premier League in 2020, Firmino hasn’t had the same smoothness and grace in his performance. Moreover, injuries has a greater part to play in Bobby’s decline in form.
With just 10 games left to be played in the League, the title race surely going to end right at the death. As Man City sitting at 69 points and Liverpool at 66 points.
Besides, Presently, due to injury issues, Firmino is set to make his lowest tally of match appearance in Liverpool shirt. So far he has made 24 appearances in all competitions. Meanwhile, his previous lowest tally was in the 2016/17 season where he appeared 41 times.
As a consequence of less game time due to injuries, Brazil manager Tite has effectively left Firmino out of Brazil’s squad for the upcoming World cup qualifiers against Chile (March 24) and Bolivia (March 30).
Who comes in place of Firmino in Brazil National team ?
Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli has received his call from manager Tite for the first time in the senior squad. Meanwhile, Liverpool goalie Alisson and midfielder Fabinho have both made the squad as usual.
In spite of his frustrating time this season, Firmino has contributed his part to the team. That’s why Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool fans love Firmino. Moreover, when fit, his work rate on the pitch is unmatchable.
Firmino has managed to score eight and assist four in 24 games (all competitions).
Bobby now faces the huge task of getting into Liverpool’s forward line. Diogo Jota’s form makes him ahead of Firmino to feature alongside Salah and Mane.
Moreover, Luis Diaz’s addition and the way he has adapted English Football is so surprising and in the meantime great to see, and that makes the task more fierce for Firmino.
The Brazilian now faces a battle for his place in Liverpool and for Brazil National team.