Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher suggested that the summer signing fully warrants a run in the starting line-up, suggesting Firmino has been lucky to be in the mix for so long.
“I think Firmino has been fortunate that Jota has been out for so long because I think he was on the verge of breaking that front three up, really,” Carragher told CBS Sports last week.
Asked whether Jota should now be given an extended run in the side, Carragher said: “Yes, I mean I have been calling for that a while.
“It’s just interesting that he went central. I think, at the weekend, it was Salah who went through the middle and Jota was in a wide position.