Roberto Firmino was jaw-dropping during yesterday’s first-half.
As a Liverpool fan, I’ve never seen a better pressing performance from an individual player during 45 minutes.
It resulted in the Brazilian being absolutely shattered; to the point Jurgen Klopp decided to sub him off – but by then – the job (at Anfield at least) was done.
Firmino has explained how emotional he was during the game, inspired by the fans who filled the streets as the coach arrived at the stadium.
“When we were on the bus, I was reading about how the reception was going to be,” he told ESPN Brasil.
“I must say, it filled my eyes full of tears! It was very moving for me. It only gives us more strength to fight on the field and win the games.
“I think we played really well. We had a great game, we scored and kept the clean sheet, which is important.
“But as I said, we haven`t won the tie yet, we have to keep focused.”
Liverpool fans were devastated when we sold Coutinho, but the Brazilian who’s truly key to Klopp is Firmino.
This season, he’s registered 23 goals and 14 assists – that’s 37 direct goal involvements.
Supporters adore him and we really hope he extends his contract soon.
There’s no coach who’d maximise Firmino’s attributes better than Klopp, and there’s no forward who has better-suited attributes for the German than Bobby.
Stick our fans into the mix and it’s a match made in heaven.