Liverpool fans have been reacting online to the role that Roberto Firmino is currently playing at the World Cup with his native Brazil. Brazil progressed to the last-16 as group winners on Wednesday with a win against Serbia, yet Firmino was nowhere to be seen when the starting eleven was announced.
He, of course, enjoyed a brilliant season for Liverpool this year, having bagged 15 league goals and played a key role alongside the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, with the trio emerging as arguably the Premier League’s best attacking unit.
Naturally, then, you’d expect him to play a similarly important role for his country, but thus far, that hasn’t happened.
Gabriel Jesus has, instead, been Brazil’s first choice forward, and he’s done little so far to prove his worth, having yet to score over in Russia.
Plenty of Liverpool supporters have been talking about this decision online, and it’s fair to say that they’re bemused by the decisions being made by Brazil’s manager Tite. They think he’s making a big mistake not utilising Firmino more.
See what they’ve had to say below…
— chris (@chipflex85) June 27, 2018
— Muzzy Hussain (@Muzzy5421) June 27, 2018
— DanOBrien (@MrLFC89) June 27, 2018
— Sam (@DSamMonroe) June 27, 2018
— Tom Pankhurst (@tom_pankhurst) June 27, 2018
Firmino over Jesus everyday of the week, Jesus has bought nothing to the table. #LFC
— Arsalan (@ArsalanA94) June 27, 2018
— መSፍን ተ® (@mesfin_t) June 27, 2018
The only time in the entire tournament Brazil have clicked is when Firmino has come on. Gab Jesus has done nothing and Firmino starts on the bench 3rd game in a row. GJ might well justify selection but Tite is asking for trouble. #SRBBRA #LFC
— Alex Gibbo (@AlexGibbo) June 27, 2018
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