Insight into Bobby Firmino’s Post-Game Encouragement: Liverpool Youngster Reveals What ‘Means a lot…’ to Him
Liverpool’s Layton Stewart, an under-21 striker, has opened up about the mentorship he has received from Bobby Firmino, the team’s Brazilian forward. Stewart spoke to GOAL reporter Neil Jones in a recent interview, during which he mentioned Firmino’s tendency to send congratulatory messages to him after matches. According to Stewart, receiving these messages on Instagram from Firmino is very encouraging for a young player trying to make a name for himself.
Stewart also touched upon his relationship with Firmino, praising the forward’s skills in pressing drills, which he said he learned from watching and receiving tips from the Brazilian. He also noted how Firmino has changed the game for Liverpool’s No.9 position, emphasizing the importance of doing more than just scoring goals.
Stewart’s success in the current Premier League 2 campaign, where he has scored 11 goals in 14 games, suggests that the mentorship from Firmino has been effective. However, the young striker will soon lose his mentor, as Firmino has confirmed his intention to leave Anfield once his contract expires in the summer.
Regardless, it is clear that Firmino has played an essential role in Stewart’s development, and the young striker will undoubtedly benefit from the lessons and guidance he has received from the Brazilian in the future.