Roberto Firmino brought out all the tricks against AC Milan.
After replacing Coutinho at half time – following a quiet 45 minutes from his fellow Brazilian – a very confident Firmino treated fans in Santa Clara to some in-game ball juggling, a no-look pass and then this…
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Pace and power from Sheyi Ojo and a deflected cross created the chance, which Firmino took in superb sliding style.
But it was Firmino’s celebration that demanded attention.
In truth, the 24-year-old former Hoffenheim star’s behaviour was a little cocky, borderline arrogant – as were his aforementioned tricks.
Not to criticise Firmino though, because fans love to see such antics, especially when a player is backing up his swagger with solid stats.
I fancy this bloke to have a MASSIVE season for the Reds.
Although I’m not overly qualified to dish out fantasy football advice – having got a pretty dim record on such games – I’m making Firmino my skipper!