Arsenal were on the wrong end of a spanking on Saturday when a Roberto Firmino-inspired Liverpool tore them to pieces, coming from 1-0 down to win 5-1 at Anfield. Firmino grabbed a treble on the night, and his second goal was a thing of beauty as he left three Arsenal players in the dirt.
WHAT A SNAP THIS IS pic.twitter.com/37fJDwGvLI
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 30 December 2018
The Brazilian was fortunate enough to score one of the easiest goals of his career to level the score at 1-1 at Anfield, but less than 90 seconds later he made it 2-1 in sumptuous style, slaloming past Shkodran Mustafi and Papastathopoulos as Lucas Torreira also fell over his own feet. With the three Arsenal men around him off their feet, Firmino had the easy job of firing past Bernd Leno with his ‘weaker’ left foot.
It was one of those goals that the fans won’t forget for a long time, and when you see the picture of Firmino mid-run with the three Arsenal player on the floor around hi, iot just sums up how special a goal it really was, even if you can credit the Gunners atrocious defending for the fact it went in just as much as you can credit the incredible skill and ability of Liverpool’s Brazilian.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on Firmino’s goal here:
They are kneeling
— KosKat (@KosKat81) December 30, 2018
“All bow to the king”
— AK (@AKS) December 30, 2018
My instant thought was… 10 Green bottles remix.
1 of Emerys gunners sitting on the floor!
1 or Emerys gunners sitting on the floor!
Along comes Firmino, he’s definitely gna score!
Now there’s 2 of Emrys gunners sitting on the floor!
2 of Emerys gunners sitting on the floor
— Sean walsh (@Kopitexi) 31 December 2018
Bodies I tell you,there were bodies everywhere
— ……. (@deltron14) December 30, 2018
Who us the one at the left? He surrender before Firmino even had chances to dribble pass him.
— Caesarius Carl Kaya Joseph (@CAESARIUSKAYA) December 30, 2018
— krzysztof W (@blendny2) December 30, 2018
Home Alone: Lost in Anfield
— Ni (@ll41999062) December 31, 2018
Can someone turn this into a poster? I would definitely buy it!
— KMike (@SalzLFC) December 30, 2018
The Kopites love the snap of Firmino making Arsenal look silly and will be sure to use this if Arsenal fans ever pipe up against them.
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