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Roberto Firmino hailed by Darren Ambrose who says departing Liverpool striker was part of Premier League’s best front three alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane


Roberto Firmino’s imminent Liverpool exit has been described as the ‘end of an era’ with the striker part of the best front three in Premier League history.

That is according to ex-Crystal Palace star Darren Ambrose who has had his say on the Brazilian following the news he will leave the Reds at the end of the season.

Firmino will leave Liverpool at the end of the season

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Firmino will leave Liverpool at the end of the season

It means his eight-year spell at Anfield will come to an end having helped Liverpool win the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

And talkSPORT host Ambrose has waxed lyrical over Firmino, who will depart on a free transfer, as he lauded his partnership with Mohamed Salah and former teammate Sadio Mane.

Speaking on talkSPORT Drive: “Does he go down as a Liverpool legend? Absolutely, 100 per cent!

“For a player who has won that many trophies, scored that many goals [107] and has been very self-sacrificial for the team.

“He gave up a part of his game to help Mane and Salah. I think he was the key.

“It’s the end of an era at Liverpool. It was the end of an era when Mane left, really, but it’s a real end of an era now because Firmino is leaving too.

Salah, Mane and Firmino were one of the most lethal front threes in Europe

Salah, Mane and Firmino were one of the most lethal front threes in Europe

Firmino’s contract expires at the end of the season

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Firmino’s contract expires at the end of the season

“I think it’s a huge loss. He’s been outstanding for the club.

“There are three levels, I think – icon, legend and cult hero – and Firmino, for me, is a definite legend at Liverpool.”

Firmino forged a formidable relationship alongside Mane and Salah, which was considered as one of the most dangerous attacking trios in Europe.

And Ambrose went as far as to say the three players were the best front three ever seen in the Premier League.

Ambrose reckons the three are the best the Premier League has ever seen

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Ambrose reckons the three are the best the Premier League has ever seen

The former Charlton and Portsmouth midfielder added: “The numbers of those three players were incredible.

“They became a trio in 2017/18 and combined for an incredible 338 goals and 139 assists in their time together, and 66 per cent of those assists were to each other!

“That front three, arguably the best front three the Premier League has ever seen!”

Where Firmino ends up next season remains to be seen while there is bound to be plenty of interest in the Brazil international, who at 31 still has plenty in the tank.

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