Roberto Firmino’s gloriously bizarre celebrations have surfaced as a popular feature of the Brazilian’s swift rise on Merseyside.
His wild reaction to last season’s stunning winner against Stoke City serves as one of the most memorable examples, with Firmino since also imitating a famous Ronaldinho dance as well as introducing a crowd-pleasing karate kick – to name but a few.
The no.9 has grown to be a firm fan favourite at Anfield not only thanks to his stunning form under Jurgen Klopp but also the loveable personality he has injected.
His ‘almost taking the shirt off’ celebration has proven to be a familiar occurrence since his arrival from Hoffenheim, although Firmino has also been booked more times than any other player from Europe’s top five leagues since 2012/2013 for actually removing his shirt.
The prospect of a ban has subsequently emerged as a concern given how significant a loss he could be in his current form.
From his Luis Suarez-esque ‘gun firing’ motion, which Sadio Mane seems to enjoy, to his unique samba dancing, Liverpool’s Bobby Firmino rarely fails to entertain.
The 26-year-old has thrived alongside Mane and Mohamed Salah this season, contributing 21 goals to the trio’s combined tally of 63.
Despite having two years left on his current deal, Firmino appears in line to be rewarded with a lucrative new contract that could keep him at Liverpool for the remainder of his career.
He has responded to Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona in commanding fashion, taking the reigns from his fellow countryman and assert himself as arguably Klopp’s first name on the team sheet.