Robbie Keane is the latest former Premier League star to speak of his admiration for Liverpool’s attacking football and their front three, in particular.
Former Republic of Ireland striker Keane even reckons he would slot into Jurgen Klopp’s team perfectly.
“I’d love to play in their front three, I’d fit in perfect!” Keane said at Paddy Powers 30th Birthday celebration.
“The way the Firmino plays is very similar to my game. I like to drop off, in that number ten role, and if you’ve got two players who are that quick to play in on either side of you, it’s a striker’s dream.”
“The problem that other teams have is that already when you play against them, you’re on the back foot straight away, because of how quick they are and how direct they are when they’re getting in behind with balls in-between the lines.
“We’ve seen it against top teams this week in Tottenham and PSG, they couldn’t deal with it. They create so many chances, they’re a horrible team to play against.”
Keane enjoyed the best years of his career in a starring role, up front, for Tottenham Hotspur. However, during the Rafa Benitez era, at Anfield, Keane spent six months with The Reds as he was paired up front with Fernando Torres.
Keane’s Liverpool days did not go to plan, however. The Dublin native returned to Spurs at the end of the January transfer window, that same season. Keane managed five goals in 19 appearances for Liverpool.