Brazil legend Kaka has declared his admiration for the success being enjoyed by his compatriots at Premier League champions-elect Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side are 22 points clear at the top of the table and need only six wins from their final 13 games to win the club’s first league title in 30 years.
Much of the team’s success has been down to Brazilian trio Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino, whose contributions to their side winning 24 out of 25 games have been paramount.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Kaka opened up on how he is eager to see his fellow Brazilians continue to succeed, as well as hailing Firmino as the world’s joint-best striker.
Kaka said: “Alisson is the best goalkeeper in the world right now, Fabinho is one of the best midfielders, and Firmino and [Luis] Suarez are the best strikers in the world.
“Firmino understands his place on the field and changes his position. He doesn’t stay in the box the whole time, he comes and gets the ball and creates the plays.
“For me, as a Brazilian, it’s really good to see them having this great success in the Premier League.”
Speaking about Liverpool‘s season in general, Kaka said: “It’s good to see a team playing this way because it’s just one season.
“I am not saying Liverpool are bad but in a competition like the Premier League, it’s hard to have a season like this.
“It shows that Liverpool are in very good shape and have a very good coach and players.
“Jurgen is a pioneer coach. He’s not afraid to change and try something different. The Premier League is very good because of the coaches that are in this league.”
Liverpool are not back in action until next weekend as part of the Premier League’s winter break, with Norwich City at Carrow Road up next.
In other news, the Reds are reportedly set to offer Virgil van Dijk a new contract in the summer.
The Netherlands centre-back has arguably been Liverpool’s best player since his move from Southampton in 2017.
His current deal expires in 2023 but he has no plans to leave Anfield and both club and player are keen to thrash out an extension to his Anfield stay.