Neville opted for the Brazilian ahead of Sergio Aguero in his very own Team of the Season
We absolutely love Roberto Firmino here at DTHQ.
The Brazilian has been more than just a dazzling smile for Liverpool this season, complementing their awesome attacking style alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
And it looks like Gary Neville is a big fan of the Reds striker as well.
Ahead of this evening’s MNF (which is Spurs v Watford, for all of you Harry Kane fans out there), the Sky Sports pundit was discussing his choices for the Team of the Season.
And the former Man United defender picked an XI we really can’t argue with, although we’re sure some of you will.
Take a look.
Neville’s decision to pick Firmino and Robertson might raise a few eyebrows, with both of them left out of the PFA Team of the Year ahead of Sergio Aguero and Marcos Alonso respectively.
But Neville stood firm on his choice of Firmino, saying: “Pep would want him at City, Chelsea would want him, United would want him and Real Madrid would want him. He is Liverpool’s catalyst. Just as important as Salah this season.”
We’re fully with you, Gary.
Firmino has been directly involved in 42 goals across all competitions for Liverpool this season – that’s 27 goals and 15 assists in 50 games – with Salah being the only Premier League player involved in more.
No wonder Jurgen Klopp wanted him to sign a contract extension, eh?