Roberto Firmino managed to point out Liverpool fans exactly what they shall be missing next season by popping up with a goal on his final appearance for the Reds against Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The Brazilian forward is about to go away Liverpool upon the expiry of his contract in the summertime, which is able to bring an end to his glittering eight-year spell on the club ahead of the upcoming campaign.
Firmino was in tears after making his final home appearance for Liverpool of their Premier League draw with Aston Villa last weekend, although there was still time for him to go away the Reds a parting gift by finding the back of the online against Southampton on the ultimate day of the Premier League season. He managed to take a seat down two Saints defenders before firing home from close range after some clever footwork to get himself right into a shooting position, along with his goal sending Liverpool fans at St Mary’s Stadium and around the globe into raptures.
“That was a dirty goal from Firmino,” said @ini_sayaal on Twitter. “Any clubs that may get him next summer is getting a flair player.” @JohnParlanti added: “Such a classic Firmino goal.”
“A farewell goal for Bobby Firmino. We will miss his elegance and intelligence upfront,” wrote @siya_mahlaba, while @ElliotAbrahams2 said: “Missing many of the game today, but Firmino got a goal in his last Liverpool game and that is all I care about.”
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An analogous view was echoed by @marcorhythm, who quipped: “Firmino signing off his Liverpool profession with a goal in his final match. Si senor!! Gonna miss that shiny toothed Brazilian!”
Meanwhile, @tyschalter wrote: “God, I’m gonna miss Bobby Firmino. As others have said, he’s the player you’d need to be in case you had the talent. At all times scoring goals, all the time having fun, never not running, effortlessly looking cool as hell doing it.”
Firmino’s goal for Liverpool got here just days after he was honoured with a personal farewell event at Anfield, which was attended by Jurgen Klopp and his Reds team-mates alongside a few of their families and youngsters. Klopp even took to the stage to underline his admiration for Firmino and need him well for the following stage of his profession, with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona having been linked along with his signature over the previous few weeks.
In a video clip posted to Twitter, the Liverpool boss tells Firmino: “You’re so football smart, in training sessions you might be the primary to get [understand] the exercise. It’s such as you saw it once: ‘Ah, okay, go for it’. It’s really special and it makes you the player you might be, with all of the technical stuff, but your football brain is incredible. That is all good and makes you the player you might be.”
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