Roberto Firmino working hard to start against Arsenal

The Liverpool playmaker says that he is working really hard in order to make his first start for Brendan Rodgers’s side on Monday night

With Jordan Henderson almost certain to miss the trip to North London with a foot problem, Brendan Rodgers could be forced to make a few changes to his starting XI with summer signing Roberto Firmino in line to make his first start for the Merseyside giants.

Speaking ahead of the encounter at the Emirates, the former Hoffenheim man stated that he is working really hard to earn a place in the starting XI.

“I’m working hard towards that,” said the former Hoffenheim man, speaking ahead of the meeting with the Gunners on Monday. “That is my aim but there’s a healthy competition in the squad right now and the manager knows who should be starting games, so all I can do is keep on working,” he continued, before adding, “I will be ready when I am given the chance to start.”