All four of his goals this season have come in away fixtures and the Liverpool forward endured a frustrating afternoon in his team’s 2-0 victory over Watford.
Although he managed two shots on target against the Hornets, Firmino was frequently guilty of being sloppy in possession with a moderate passing success rate of 73%, with just 25 of his 34 passes finding a team-mate, while only two of his five dribbles were successful. [via Sofascore]
Having begun the season with three goals in his first six Premier League games, the 27-year-old has now managed just one in his last 11 league appearances, and one in his last 16 matches in all competitions. [via TransferMarkt]
Firmino was substituted in the closing stages of the Reds’ win over Watford, coming off in the 88th minute for Divock Origi (as per Sky Sports).
However, these Liverpool fans on Twitter were calling for the Brazilian to have been substituted much earlier:
I’d consider Origi for Firmino as well, I think Origi would trouble the Watford back line far more
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) December 14, 2019
Firmino needs to come off now
— يَسِيْرَة (@Yaseera_Sheik) December 14, 2019
Need to take Firmino off, not keeping the ball & will cause us problems with the minutes ticking away. #LFC
— Bobby (@InnerSpeakerss) December 14, 2019
Origi on firmino off please
— Arif Hazwan (@arifhazwan_) December 14, 2019
Get firmino off Pleaseeeeee he’s so bad
— ً (@SadioIogist) December 14, 2019
Take. Firmino. Off. Please.
— Kris Corssen (@KrisCorssen) December 14, 2019
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