The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been urging Brazil to give Roberto Firmino a start tonight when the Selecao face Serbia in their final match in Group E tonight. So far Gabriel Jesus has been prefered over the Liverpool man and the fans are getting tired of it.
Roberto Firmino has been in amazing form for his club over the last 12 months, scoring 27 goals and assisting a further 17 goals for teammates in his 54 appearances for Liverpool this season. Despite his amazing form for the Anfield club, Firmino can’t seem to buy a start for his country with Manchester City striker, Jesus given much more of a chance to impress at the World Cup this summer.
So far this tournament the Liverpool man has only managed just 33 minutes from the bench across both games against Costa Rica and Switzerland. Tonight against Serbia, Firmino could be given a chance as Tite could be set to rest a few of their stars. However, the South Americans still need to get a win to ensure they top the group and get an easier opponent in their first knock-out round.
You can read our local Reds’ calls for Firmino to start here:
You guys why don't you trust Firmino so that he can start !! I really want to see those crazy runs up front .
— 38388990 (@jack_asembo) June 27, 2018
I just hope Allah gives Titi some brains and he selects Firmino over Jesus to start the game…#WorldCup
— Star-Lord (@Hasan_khan07) 27 June 2018
How Firmino doesn’t start for Brazil I’ll never know either.. https://t.co/dH1lq0dkzC
— LFC KS (@Kazman9813) June 27, 2018
Firmino better start
— Shaun Matthews (@Shaun6549) June 27, 2018
If Firmino doesn’t start tomorrow, I riot. https://t.co/rnV7Oextol
— Mr. LaFlare (@PictureMane) June 27, 2018
Like if you want to see Firmino start a game for Brazil https://t.co/vOeOs92Tnt
— AnfieldTunnel (@AnfieldTunnel) 26 June 2018
As you can see, the Liverpool fans in the Tavern would all love to see Firmino given a start as they believe he could do much more for Brazil than Gabriel Jesus would.