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Mystery: Roberto Firmino has not scored a goal at Anfield this season

Former Liverpool player John Aldridge believes Roberto Firmino form remains a mystery as he yet to score a Premier League goal at Anfield this season.

But away from home, he couldn’t stop scoring, as he led Liverpool to win Club World Cup in Doha, bagging a brace against Leicester and scoring another winning goal against Tottenham.

“One mystery for me this season has been the form of Roberto Firmino and his goal added another layer to the confusion. Firmino is still waiting for his first Premier League goal at Anfield and appears to have entirely different confidence levels in away matches,” he told The Irish Independent.

“He has popped up with some of the most significant goals in Liverpool’s season with the winners at Southampton, Chelsea and Crystal Palace, as well as scoring the goals that secured the FIFA World Club Cup.

“Yet when I have watched him at Anfield this season, he has looked like a player horribly out of tune and struggling for confidence.

“That is a bizarre position to be in for a player who is such a crucial part of this incredible team Klopp has pieced together, with his goal at Tottenham fired home with impressive authority.

“He smashed that chance past Spurs keeper Paulo Gazzaniga to give Liverpool a lead against predictably defensive-minded Jose Mourinho team.

“It was a finish of a striker who had full belief in his abilities and I suspect that if the same chance came his way at Anfield, he may well have fluffed his lines.”

However, Firmino could break the deadlock when Liverpool welcomed Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.