Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino is the best centre-forward in the Premier League, according to Manchester United legend Gary Neville.
The Reds picked up a huge 3-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday at Anfield, stretching their lead at the top of the table to eight points.
Fabinho, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah got on the score sheet, but it was Firmino who Neville singled out for praise after another fantastic performance from the Brazilian.
The 28-year-old’s work-rate and link-up play was fantastic, as usual, and Neville believes he is a better centre-forward than Sergio Aguero, who again failed to score at Anfield.
‘Liverpool’s front three are magical, they’re a joy to watch,’ Neville told Sky Sports.
‘I think he’s the best centre forward in the league, Firmino. If you said to me you can have one centre-forward to have in your team, it would be him.’
Firmino has not been prolific this season, with three goals in 18 appearances across all competitions, scoring 69 in 210 in total for the Reds.
Aguero’s struggles at Anfield continue, with the Argentinian now going 11 games – 782 minutes – without scoring away to Liverpool.
The 31-year-old had a number of chances during the defeat on Sunday afternoon but could not break his duck away to the European champions.
However, his record in England is far superior to Firmino, having netted 244 times in 352 matches.
City are left nine points behind Liverpool after suffering their third defeat of the season and are now sitting fourth in the Premier League going into the next international break.
Both league leaders and defending champions return to action on 23 November with the Reds traveling to Crystal Palace and Manchester City hosting Chelsea.
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