Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight at Roberto Firmino’s stunning performance against Newcastle on Saturday.
The Reds won 3-1, after falling behind early on to a Jetro Willems stunner – but in the end – the game was a cakewalk as Liverpool’s Brazilian put on a show of tricks, flicks and everything in between.
Bobby was introduced in the first-half for an injured Divock Origi, which wasn’t Jurgen Klopp’s plan, but the no.9 pulled various rabbits out of the hat in the proceeding hour.
Bobby Firmino vs Newcastle
The best two minutes and forty-two seconds of your daypic.twitter.com/VygKnTVWV6
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) September 16, 2019
Only three minutes after coming on for the Belgian, Firmino set up Sadio Mane’s second goal of the game. In the second-half, Bobby assisted Mo Salah for the Reds’ third and final with an outrageous spinning flick.
It was a monstrous performance by the forward, and some fans on social media have raved about Liverpool’s number nine.
Here is what some have said online:
Words cannot describe how much I adore Bobby… Such an incredible player.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) September 14, 2019
Bobby Firmino unbelievable player
— Yungen 🇯🇲 (@YungenPlayDirty) September 14, 2019
— LFC Red Ant (@LFCRedAnt) September 14, 2019
Firmino holds all the strings in this liverpool team
— AnfieldDoctor 🟥 (@AnfieldDoctor) September 14, 2019
Firmino is the best ball player on this planet…
Argue with your ancestors
— Sadam Sseguya. (@Ssaddamkites) September 14, 2019
The victory maintains Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League table and means that going back to last season, the Reds have won 14 consecutive matches in the top flight.
Manchester City remain favourites for the title, but on this evidence, it’s going to be a mighty close-run thing.
There were some anxious groans after Willems’ early stunner, but there really be no need, as Mane curled in a terrific equaliser in the 28th minute, before ensuring his team would go into the dressing-room one goal up not long after.
The second-half was a feast of wonderful football and in truth, the scoreline flattered the visiting Magpies, who were as surprised by their early lead as anyone else.
The match though will be forever remembered for Firmino’s contribution and most notably his assist for Salah’s effort in he 72nd minute.
Football doesn’t come any more beautifully.