Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed the abilities of Roberto Firmino as the midfielder continues his return to full fitness.
The Brazilian was signed from Hoffenheim in the summer for £29m.
"With the Brazil national team last time he played as a No.9, usually he's in attacking midfield, or second striker, or he can come from the wing," Klopp said as the club's official website quoted.
"He's a pretty skilful player. There was a time around a year ago when he was for a few months the best player in the Bundesliga.
"From the first day on, everybody could see that he can be a very, very good player.
"When I heard Liverpool took him I thought 'good choice'!
"Of course he needs time but he's strong with the ball, he's physically strong, he's fast in a good football way with the ball, fast getting his body between opponent and ball.
"He's an important player for us, of course, and I hope he can play [against Bournemouth]."
Liverpool face Bournemouth later today in the Capital One cup.