Firmino expecting a ‘real challenge’ against Cardiff City

Roberto Firmino is not expecting an easy time of it when Liverpool come face-to-face with relegation battlers Cardiff City at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Firmino considers the newly-promoted club to be a ‘great team’ and will be hoping that he and his teammates can do enough to take all three points from the Premier League game.

“They’re a great team who got promoted last season, so it’ll be a real challenge,” Firmino told Liverpool’s official website.

“We’ll have the support from our fans playing at home, and I hope we put in a great performance and get a win.’’

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Firmino is wary of the Welsh side following their impressive 4-2 home win over Fulham last weekend.

“Getting a win last time out will give them a confidence boost of course, and they’ll give everything in this game, but they’ll be facing us, Liverpool, and we’re also confident of putting in a good performance.”

Whether Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City team have enough to take anything from the game on Saturday remains to be seen; the Bluebirds are currently 20/1 for the win, while Liverpool are priced unenticingly at 1/10.

Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were all on target as the Reds beat FK Crvena Zvezda 4-0 in the Champions League during the week.

Jurgen Klopp will be looking for more of the same from his front men on Saturday.

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