Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has received widespread criticism in recent weeks and Tuesday was no exception.
The 29-year-old found himself as the topic of conversation for The Athletic journalist James Pearce, who believes that the Reds must go and buy an out-and-out number nine next summer and give Firmino a rest.
The Brazil international, who earns £180k-per-week at Anfield, has only managed to achieve a match rating of over seven once in the past five games and is without a goal in his last six outings (Whoscored).
Should Liverpool sell Firmino?
With this in mind, supporters flocked to discuss Pearce’s words, with some even bizarrely insisting that Firmino should be sold all together.
Firmino blasted by these fans
“We need to replace Firmino. He’s finished. Bring Håland home”
“He needs replacing. Buy a new number 9 and keep Bobby as his support.”
“No, replace him”
“Need a proper centre forward James, look at the chances we’ve created & also look at the chances Bobby has missed, big weakness is no creativity in midfield & lack goals from midfield something we’ve missed since Coutinho left”
“No, we must sign a 9 to replace him.”
“No, he needs replaced – end of story. He talks some utter muck.”
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