Roberto Firminho breaks silence on his 'rivalry' with Jota

Roberto Firminho breaks silence on his 'rivalry' with Jota

Brazilian striker Roberto Firminho has insisted that he is happy with the arrival of Diogo Jota at the club.

Despite Firminho being the preferred lead-striker in the team, there have been calls by a section of Liverpool fans for him to be dropped for Jota who has been brilliant for the club since his summer arrival from Wolves.

The Brazilian, however, said that there was no personal rivalry between him and the Portuguese and it was up to the coach to decide who would lead the line for the club.

“Liverpool have a great squad of players, so earning a starting position here is not easy at all, and I am used to that. Diogo is an excellent footballer and another companion in the squad.

“We all work hard during the week and then the coach decides who comes out. So, I don't have any personal battle with him.

“Liverpool's attack line is spectacular, and I would say comparable to any in the world, in any of the major leagues. Now this year I see it as being even better. And it's not the emotion that makes me say this, but simply a result of looking at the statistics.

“As for me, I work hard in training and then on the field, I do what Jurgen Klopp tells me. That is my working philosophy, always," Firminho said.

It remains to be seen who will be tasked with leading the team's attack when they take on Leicester City on Sunday. 

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