He also had a hand in Mohamed Salah’s opener on Saturday and won the free-kick for Trent Alexander-Arnold to make it 2-0.
“In the game against Fulham, 20 German coaches were in the stadium,” said Klopp. “I’m not sure how the critics were but when I saw them and we had a drink together, they were saying ‘Bobby Firmino. What a player.’
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“He’s doing the job,” added Klopp. “That makes him so unbelievably valuable for us. I’m really happy for him.”
Unbeaten Liverpool has a club-record 33 points at this stage of a Premier League season and are just two points behind leaders Manchester City.
The Reds have not set pulses racing as much as they did last season, when they got to the Champions League final and finished fourth, but Klopp feels their new-found patience and pragmatism is paying off.
“The thing is we have to win football games but people compare a game against Watford with a game against Roma.
“It’s not really the same, but it’s in their mind about the sort of football we played last season. In some games we played not that nice football and didn’t get a result but nobody remembers it.”