Pat Nevin compares Liverpool ace to ‘an octopus’ after superb start to Southampton clash: ‘His tentacles are all over this game’

Bobby Firmino delivered the perfect response to his World Cup snub with the opener against Southampton before the start of the tournament.

It’s a performance that led Pat Nevin to compare the Brazilian to an octopus because of his ability to link play down the attacking line.

“If you have a 3v3 behind, Liverpool will have chances. Southampton will have to see that,” the commentator told BBC Radio 5 Live (via BBC Sport).

“It’s Firmino’s cunning, he knows where to go, he knows where the spaces are, he goes between the central defenders and the midfield and nobody picks him up.

“It’s like an octopus, its tentacles are all over the game.”

The Merseysiders are 3-1 against the South Coast team at a time when other results seem to be favoring the Reds (at the time of writing).

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With a contract due to expire in 2023, our recruiting team will have to think seriously in terms of considering an extension for the former Hoffenheim man.

With three midfielders leaving in the same window, we can hardly afford to add a new striker to our shopping list (although we might be inclined to argue that Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez are enough cover for the job).

Assuming there is a considerable degree of confidence that the 31-year-old will continue to perform well over the next year or two, we certainly have no problem delaying our farewell to a player who has been nothing less than an integral server. for the club

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