As per Liverpool’s official website, Brazilian powerhouse Roberto Firmino has signed a massive new five-year deal with the club.
Upon his arrival from Hoffenheim in 2015, Firmino has gone on to play a key role for us. He is a lethal attacker who is capable of instilling fear into the toughest of opponents and that has reflected in his partnership with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
The wide attackers have been touted as one of the best across Europe and Firmino has linked up with them to establish a new-look Liverpool attack.
The former Bundesliga star has worked wonders with Jurgen Klopp and has thrived under the manager’s guidance at Anfield.
He has contributed a total of 26 goals and 13 assists across competitions for Liverpool so far this season and his displays on the field have been absolutely fantastic to watch.
Undoubtedly, Firmino will be a key player for Brazil in the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia as well. He is enjoying some of the best years of his career and the striker will be key to our fortunes in the seasons to come.
Our fellow Liverpool supporters took to Twitter to express their feelings about the new deal. Our fan base is known to be a witty bunch and this time, it was no different. Take a look at some of the best tweets:
That’s loyalty. That’s someone who sees a club going somewhere. Thsts a player who trusts the manager. That’s a player who doesn’t stab the club in the back. That’s the best Brazilian to play for Liverpool.
That’s Roberto Firmino.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) April 29, 2018
Hopefully Roberto Firmino retires here. He understands exactly what it means to play for Liverpool and his love and appreciation for the fans is second to none. He is one of the few players at this club that are genuinely irreplaceable.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) April 29, 2018
Bobby Firmino lifting the Champions League Trophy – whilst looking the opposite way, could quite possibly be the best thing to ever happen in football.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) April 29, 2018
Bobby Firmino no-look signing his new contract while whistling 'Allez Allez Allez' might just be the best thing that's ever happened.
— SH (@Sennesation) April 29, 2018
*logs onto Twitter and sees Firmino has signed a new deal* pic.twitter.com/O7sQrg3QJP
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) April 29, 2018
Pretty much since Klopp came in, Firmino has been the heartbeat of this Liverpool team. This season he's elevated his game to another level completely. Brilliant news that he's signed a new long term deal and indicative of how well the club is progressing.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) April 29, 2018
Firmino viritually secured his prime at LFC with his new deal. Given he’s our most important player, and one of those rare player who understands and lives by all the clubs values, morals and culture – this extension feels even better than most. Fingers crossed he retires here
— Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) April 29, 2018
Whatever Can does or doesn’t do in the next few months, pails in significance to Firmino signing a new contract. One of the most important players if not the most important. GET IN! #LFC
— Gary Fairbrother (@Fbrother74) April 29, 2018
Firmino signing a new long term contract is brilliant news he is irreplaceable to Klopps system we would not have being able to find another striker like him anywhere, good end to what had being a bad weekend👍
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) April 29, 2018
New contract for Firmino will pay him £180,000-a-week. Pretty good but when you look at his season and the fact that he’s world class and compare him to other players in the league, he should be paid more.
— Furious Firmino (@FuriousFirmino) April 29, 2018
Liverpool star fails to hide frustration despite celebrating PSG winner
Mohamed Salah didn’t score in Liverpool’s thrilling 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain. Instead, he almost cost us the game.
The former Roma attacker gave the ball away as PSG scored their equalizer in the 83rd minute. However, Roberto Firmino saved us with an incredible goal in stoppage time.
A video surfaced of Salah throwing a bottle after Firmino’s goal. Although the Egyptian celebrated the winner, he was seen flinging a bottle away.
Don’t listen to all the shit about Salah not celebrating Bobby’s goal. Look at him throwing his arms in the air.
Still not himself though is he? What do you think is wrong with him and his performances? pic.twitter.com/ms5pocZLBz
— TheKopTimes (@TheKopTimes8) September 19, 2018
“I think Salah’s celebrating in his own way. His hands were up at the beginning of that. The first picture [shows] his hands were up [celebrating].”
Salah hasn’t been at his best since the start of the season and only has a couple of goals to his name. Sadio Mane has taken up the scoring mantle in his place and has five goals to his name while Firmino now has three.
The Egyptian might have felt relieved at the winner. However, the 25-year-old was responsible for Kylian Mbappe’s goal and his muted celebration could be ominous for the opposition in the coming weeks.
Salah has been taking shots and finding the open spaces but things aren’t going well for him. There is no doubt that once he starts scoring regularly, there will be no stopping him. All he needs is a bit of luck this season.
“Who did the Pirate better?” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy after Klopp copies celebration post PSG win
Roberto Firmino scored the winning goal in an enthralling encounter against Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool led 2-0 but were pegged back to 2-2 in the 83rd minute.
The Brazilian didn’t start the game but produced the telling moment in the 91st minute. Anfield went wild after the game and Firmino had another brilliant celebration in the spur of the moment.
The attacker covered his left eye after beating the PSG keeper. This could have been in reference to the eye injury he picked up against Tottenham last weekend.
Jan Vertonghen poked the Brazilian but it didn’t matter as we beat Tottenham and did the same to PSG too.
Firmino has had a number of celebrations in recent years such as “shooting the gun”, “kung-fu kicks” and taking his shirt off and getting yellow carded.
Jurgen Klopp also got into the act as he copied Firmino’s latest celebration during the post-match interviews and a number of fans reacted to the boss doing this bit.
Even Jurgen Klopp is copying Firmino’s celebration. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/QumDevIDpz
— Samue (@VintageSalah) September 18, 2018
Firmino Challenge… one everyone can do lol
— Little Miss Aden (@KadraAden) September 18, 2018
— Callum Wright (@CallumWright__) September 18, 2018
— Gob 🐲 (@Des_n_Troy) September 19, 2018
The Roberto Firmino challenge by Klopp 😀 pic.twitter.com/ptgcK7KqUo
— Pastor G M Mhlanga (@geraldpatience) September 19, 2018
— Samuel #WeAreLiverpool (@samsgyan) September 19, 2018
Who did the Pirate better?
— Bright Amponsah (@timbergh7) September 19, 2018
— Im Sardar (@_FILMBuFF_) September 18, 2018
(Video) Watch Sadio Mane completely destroy Neymar with filthy skill during Champions League clash
Liverpool’s match against Paris Saint-Germain was the pick of the clashes from the first round of Champions League fixtures and what a tie it was.
The Reds raced into a 2-0 lead, thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and James Milner. PSG weren’t giving up without a fight as Thomas Meunier pulled one back before half-time.
Kylian Mbappe scored in the 83rd minute but Roberto Firmino had the last laugh with the winner in the 91st minute.
The clash featured some of the best players in the world but there was one moment of brilliance from Sadio Mane.
The Senegal international couldn’t score in the game but he did destroy Neymar on the pitch. The incident happened in the first-half as Mane was attacking down the right and the Brazilian was trying to defend.
A move here, a drop of the shoulder there and poof, the Liverpool man burst into the box. Neymar was taken to the cleaners and it set the tone for the Brazilian to barely figure in the game.
Mane sent Neymar for chips 🍟 pic.twitter.com/Ro4fzr3Pt0
— nay (@nayoneofficial) September 18, 2018
Mane was excellent in the first half as we harried and bullied PSG into submission. The Senegal man didn’t score a goal but he surely made life tough for the French side.
We have started our Champions League campaign in excellent fashion and our next European tie is against Napoli in Italy.
Should Mane and the rest of the team go in with the same sort of mentality, a win against Napoli is a given. For now, we should plan for all three points against Southampton on Saturday.
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