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Firmino Wins Standard Chartered Player of the Month for September

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The Brazilian forward earned another personal accolade as his stellar play was rewarded by the fans.

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Liverpool FC v RB Salzburg: Group E - UEFA Champions League
Bobby gazing into the middle distance has me feeling things.
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Roberto Firmino is the heart of Liverpool’s attack. I think that’s probably a safe assertion, even if this scribe might vacillate over which member of the attacking trident is the best, I feel like the Brazilian’s skill sets are such that he may be the most irreplaceable. He is, essentially, a unicorn.

I mean, who else exists in world football who defends like a 6, presses and works like an 8, has the vision of a 10, and creates space for goals like a 9, the way our Brazilian striker does? It’s a blend of skills that is very difficult to recreate in the modern game. A set that acts as the fulcrum upon which our entire attack is built around.

This season, the entire attack has been rather on fire. No slow starts among the bunch to be named. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have each had their moments in the sun, being adored by fans for their verve and quality before the Anfield faithful.

Now, it’s Bobby’s turn, as Liverpool fans have voted him the Standard Charter Player of the Month for September, according to the official site. This award is obviously well-earned as the Brazilian’s play has been nothing short of otherworldly. Whether it is notching important goals like the headed laser against Chelsea or setting up his counterparts with pinpoint passing and creativity, Bobby has done it all.

Beating out Joel Matip and Adrian, Firmino still feels like the obvious and correct choice, even if those two players certainly deserve their accolades. After all, Firmino’s play serves as the lifeblood for this team going forward. Long may the beating heart of Liverpool’s attack, beat Red.