Liverpool advised to replace Roberto Firmino with Kylian Mbappe to become “more frightening”

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy advised the Reds to replace Roberto Firmino with Kylian Mbappe to make their striker even more frightening.

Jurgen Klopp’s team has so far only lost two points in the Premier League and has opened a gap of 22 points at the summit.

They are also in the last 16 of the Champions League after winning the sixth European crown last term and have gone up in the fifth round of the FA Cup – despite having fielded their Under 23s against Shrewsbury.

Firmino, 28, was a key part of Liverpool’s success, getting the best of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah without being particularly prolific in front of the goal itself.

Firmino has been a key part of Liverpool’s success

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich in the summer, and Murphy believes that replacing him with Mbappe would make the Reds’ attack even more powerful.

“Could you get into another attacker who scores as many goals as Firmino? Yes, “he told talkSPORT.

“Firmino is a beautiful complement to the Liverpool system and the way the two wings play.

“How terrible three are, aren’t they? But if I had to say” nobody is like Firmino. He is quite exceptional and unique and he is a wonderful player, “is a bit like when Kevin Keegan left; Kenny Dalglish entered.

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“Luis Suarez has left,” Oh my God, who will replace him? “And then you have [Sadio] Mane, [Mohamed] Salah and Firmino now.

“Firmino is much loved, like Suarez. Rush left, [John] Aldridge came in and scored goals. Football continues.

“Is it replaceable? Yes. Someone is. The dynamics would change.

“If Liverpool were to lose Firmino and go get Mbappe, would it be a scarier front three?

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“Would you complete the two as much? It’s a debate. Nobody can give me a fact.

“I think if Mbappe was playing front row with Mane and Salah, it would have been more frightening than Firmino, Salah and Mane. It’s just me.

“I’m not diminishing what Firmino has done, he’s a wonderful footballer.”


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