- Liverpool fans praise Robert Firmino for performance against Brighton
- Brazilian scored two in 5-1 rout at Amex Stadium
- Firmino takes his tally to 11 goals for the season
- SEE MORE: Watch Coutinho out-smart Brighton with sublime free-kick goal
Liverpool fans have praised Roberto Firmino for another typically unrelenting performance in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Brighton.
The Brazilian was in inspired form at the tip of the Reds’ attacking trio, setting the tone early with his familiar high-intensity pressing from the front.
Firmino launched a terrific response to ever-present doubts over his goal-scoring prowess as he bagged a clinical brace.
His first came courtesy of a stunning counterattack when he finished off Philippe Coutinho’s driven cross from close range after Mohamed Salah’s bursting run.
The Egyptian was involved in Firmino’s second as he fed the run of the No.9, who finished emphatically to make it 3-0.
With it still only December, Firmino’s tally of 11 goals for the season is an impressive one and a promising platform for him to build on over the next few months.
Philippe Coutinho’s standout display may earn the plaudits, but Reds have rightly recognised Liverpool’s other Brazilian maestro…
Roberto Firmino has been absolutely outstanding once again today. He’s the engine that makes this Liverpool team tick.
— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) December 2, 2017
Honestly if anyone ever tells me Firmino is average I will open a can of whoopass on you. He does EVERYTHING for us. Except goalkeeping. He is our Engine. pic.twitter.com/pOrUwtqTI8
— Moby LFC (@MobyHaque) December 2, 2017
@LFCTV Firmino my man of the match – his work rate, selflessness and clinical shooting today was sensational.
Makes this team tick.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) December 2, 2017
11 goals and 5 assists for Roberto Firmino. Impressive tally given we’re only just into December. Quietly going about his business, representing a crucial cog in this Liverpool side.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) December 2, 2017
As mad as it sounds, there are actual Liverpool fans who don’t rate Firmino as a proper top quality player!
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) December 2, 2017
Great win for the Reds Firmino was outstanding up top as was coutinho behind him
— Mick Mc LFC (@mickmciver84) December 2, 2017
— Max Bryson (@maxbryson92) December 2, 2017
— Aa.H.S 🌐 (@Que_Paasa) December 2, 2017