Liverpool fans have showered Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino with praise after he scored the winning goal that helped beat Flamengo 1-0 in the Club World Cup final.
Firmino, 28, netted during the first period of extra-time which was enough to see the Reds crowned world champions for the first time in their history, avenging their defeat to the Brazilian side in 1981.
Leading the Merseyside club from the front in typical fashion, Firmino has now scored in two back-to-back matches for the first time since January, while maintaining the European dominance of the competition.
I tell you what, Firmino does not get the respect he deserves. It’s not even other fans saying he doesn’t score enough (we know that’s not his primary job), it’s some of us. He came up with the goods last night, and he’s a MASSIVE part of what’s made WORLD CHAMPIONS. 🇧🇷❤ #LFC pic.twitter.com/yQBRHdTkQy
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 22, 2019
Supporters were delighted with the Brazilian’s showing and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan said that he was the “straw that stirs the drink” in the team.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Liverpool fans:
Said it before and I’ll say it again: he is the straw that stirs the drink for that team.
— Brad Baumgarten (@BradBaumgarten) December 22, 2019
It’s funny how quick people are to forget that Klopp genuinely made this team around Firmino. He started this revolution
— Jake (@Addonnn) December 22, 2019
I love our Bobby. Be a bit easier on the old ticker if he’d put the game away in the 1st 5 mins of both halves mind 😂
— Michael Ashworth (@MickeyEysh) December 22, 2019
Pure class that lad. Anyone chatting otherwise is not watching the games properly. I was ranting last night that they were rushing their shots and just needed to cut back to avoid the block… and Bobby is the king if cut backs. 👌
— Daniel Bytheway (@djbytheway) December 22, 2019
This our team, is built on Mane’s back yes firmino is brilliant but since mane arrival Liverpool haven’t finished outside top four! Mane should be Liverpool highest earner! He’s the best but getting little mention and recognition,
— Liverpool Analytical (@Quackanalyst) December 22, 2019
I said, “Good catch” when Brendan got him
— Mas Owob (@Owobwashere) December 22, 2019
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