Surely, the narrative that Liverpool need a 20-goal a season striker will now end!?
Today, Roberto Firmino scored his 20th in all competitions, with a lovely left-footed effort against Southampton at St. Mary’s.
The Brazilian is not only terrific off the ball in terms of his movement and work-rate, but increasingly effective in the opposition penalty area.
Not only did he score, but registered a superb assist for Mo Salah, too.
Behind the Egyptian, he’s our best player – and many will actually claim (perhaps fairly) that his overall contribution makes him more important than brilliant Salah.
Wow! Liverpool need a proper striker 😂😂😂
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 11, 2018
Quite like how everyone know fully agrees that Firmino is brilliant. Was a time when we actually had to explain why to fans of other teams.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) February 11, 2018
Here is your 20-goal-a-season striker, that Liverpool was accused of lacking. In addition to that, he creates plenty of chances, is brilliant at pressing high and helping regain possession.
The ever-underrated Roberto Firmino is shutting all his doubters as we speak. pic.twitter.com/arOhZFGHAf
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) February 11, 2018
Firmino with 31 goal involvements this season and we're still only in February. pic.twitter.com/kpmprnvWPG
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) February 11, 2018
Jamie Redknapp in October: "Liverpool haven't really got that out-and-out goalscorer. You need someone like Lukaku that's going to get you 25 goals a season."
Goals this season:
Salah – 29
Firmino – 20
Lukaku – 19 pic.twitter.com/EeKC1Pe7MO
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) February 11, 2018
Finally, we can put to bed the nonsensical narrative around Liverpool needing a 20-goal striker. Firmino on 20, Salah on 29, with more than 3 months of the season still to play.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) February 11, 2018
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) February 11, 2018
‘Could never score 20 goals a season’ Firmino and ‘just another Cuadrado’ Salah are doing pretty well, here.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) February 11, 2018
Firmino has just wrapped up assist of the season 👏👏👏👏
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 11, 2018
Firmino is filthy good! pic.twitter.com/zuSC3ovaYc
— God mode 👽 (@sojitweets) February 11, 2018
Liverpool need "a spearhead goalscorer who gets you 25 or 30 goals a season"
⚽️ Firmino – 20
⚽️ Salah – 29
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) February 11, 2018