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Liverpool star Roberto Firmino picks Mousa Sissoko in list of top players

Firmino names Sissoko in list of top players
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Liverpool star Roberto Firmino includes Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Sissoko in a list of the best players in the Premier League.

Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has listed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Sissoko as one of the best players in English football.

The Frenchman has come under fire numerous times after failing to live up to the £30m fee that Spurs paid for his signature from Newcastle United in 2016.

So far this season, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has started Sissoko in 12 Premier League games and has brought him on as a substitute in a further 14.

In an interview with Goal.com, Firmino listed the obvious standout talents in England's top flight, and included the Tottenham midfielder.

"We have great players in English football, it's hard to select one as the outright best," said the Brazilian. "That's why it's the most popular league with many quality teams. We can talk about the goalscorers [Mohamed] Salah and Harry Kane.

"We also have Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan in Manchester City, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku at Manchester United, Moussa Sissoko and Mousa Dembele at Tottenham, Willian and Eden Hazard at Chelsea, Mesut Ozil at Arsenal.

"Not to mention [Sadio] Mane, Emre Can, Dejan Lovren and the many other good players we have here at Liverpool. It is a league with great stars. Virtually everyone I mentioned will be at the World Cup. The level is very high."

Firmino has scored 23 goals in all competitions this season and has created 10 assists.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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