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I don't see Diogo Jota as my rival - Roberto Firmino

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Jurgen Klopp seems to have wanted competition for places in the attack of the Reds and he added Diogo Jota to the team. 
If you recall that the Portuguese international joined Liverpool following his great performance with Wolverhampton last season. 

Jota coming into the Liverpool team has seen many fans suggest that Robertson Firmino might see less game time. 

Liverpool posed an attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. The trio who are goal scorers guided Liverpool to the Premier League title and Brazilian, Firmino scored the least goals amongst the trio.

He has often been criticised for not scoring enough goals being thr striker of the team. 

Although the manager, Jurgen Klopp has always come to his defense, insisting the former Hoffenheim forward still has a role to play in his team. 

Apparently, Roberto Firmino has decided to answer his critiques as he revealed he does not see Diogo Jota as a personal rival. 

The 23 years old, has settled at Anfield side since his £41million move from Wolves. Jota has scored seven goals in 11 matches so far this season. 

He said: 'Liverpool have a great squad of players, so earning a starting position here is not easy at all, and I am used to that.

'Diogo is an excellent footballer and another companion in the squad.

'We work hard during the week and then the coach decides who comes out. So, I don't have any personal battle with him.' 

On the other hand, Firmino, has scored only one goal in 12 appearances for Liverpool this season so far. 

He added: 'Liverpool's attacking line is spectacular, and I would say comparable to any in the world, in any of the major leagues.

' Now this year I see it as being even better. And it's not emotion that makes me say this, but simply a result of looking at the statistics.' 

Roberto Firmino also revealed he has been working hard in training just to fit into the manager's philosophy. 

He said: 'As for me, I work hard in training - and then on the field I do what Jurgen Klopp tells me. That is my working philosophy, always.'

Liverpool host Leicester City on Sunday evening. The Reds will be without Mohamed Salah who tested positive for coronavirus, and Jota is expected to start. 

While likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold are all out due to injuries. 

While Andy Robertson and Fabinho were pictured in training as they hope to recover in time for the game at the Anfield stadium. 

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